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Iraq parliament chief calls for govt to resign

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

Parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi called on Monday for the cabinet to resign and for early elections to be held, as a seven-day wave of violence killed more than 230 people in Iraq.

The initiative is aimed at "national reconciliation and maintaining the gains of democracy," as well as "sparing the country from the spectre of civil war and sectarian strife," Nujaifi's office said in a statement.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/iraq-parliament-chief-calls-govt-resign