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For Immediate Release
January 26, 2005
Iraqis to Elect Transitional National Assembly on Jan 30
On Jan. 30, Iraqis will elect a Transitional National Assembly, which will select a Presidency Council consisting of a President and two Vice Presidents. In turn, the council will choose the Prime Minister and approve the cabinet. The majority of the National Assembly must approve the Prime Minister and cabinet. Another important task for the National Assembly is drafting Iraq's permanent constitution, which the Iraqi people should complete and approve by October 2005.
Source: U.S. Department of State
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