New Iraqi parliament present, but government still elusive

The World

Today in Iraq 325 members of the new Iraqi parliament are sworn in. But more than three months after elections that established no clear party of power, the governmental body has yet to elect a speaker, and though they’ve been sworn in, the members have yet to institute the new government fully into power. Is this a sign of political stability or instability? We speak with the BBC’s Baghdad correspondent Jim Muir, who gives us a closer look at the proceedings.

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