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Revealed: Name of Iraq's new president

Revealed: Name of Iraq's new president

Al-Ahrar and al-Watnia parliamentary blocs refused to depose the Iraqi President Fuad Masum, a parliamentary source asserted on Tuesday.

In a press statement, the source asserted the blocs refused this step for fears of its ramification, as it will lead for former prime minister and Vice President Nouri al-Maliki to assume his position as the president of Iraq.

The source noted that this step is pushed by Maliki's State of Law Coalition's parliamentary bloc, stressing that Ahrar bloc stepped up to prevent this move.

He added that despite of the Ahrar and Watnia's rejection, the parliament will vote on deposing Masum anyway.