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Iyad Allawi to be Iraqi PM
Agencies | May 28, 2004 19:15 IST
The Iraqi Governing Council has nominated Iyad Allawi, a Shiite physician who spent years in exile, to become prime minister of the new government to take power June 30, according to reports.
The council nominated him in a special session held at an undisclosed location for security reasons.
The chief US administrator, L Paul Bremer, attended the session and congratulated Allawi on his nomination.
The council session is still in progress to nominate a president and two vice-presidents.