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Al-Maliki won’t withdraw from PM race

4 Jul, 2014

Hours after a lawmaker had said al-Maliki agreed not to run for another term as the country’s prime minister, al-Maliki announces he will not withdraw his name from the candidacy.  On a state-run TV station broadcast, he says:

I will never back down nominating myself as prime minister.  No one has the right to place any conditions.