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Iraq’s new Parliament holds first session marked by disarray

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq’s new Parliament re-elected its Speaker for a second term on Sunday, the first step toward forming a new government after a general election whose results have been contested by powerful Iran-backed factions.

In a reflection of tensions, the meeting was marked by disarray, with the eldest member of Parliament who was leading the session being evacuated to the hospital apparently due to the stress.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin