Iraq’s president nominates new prime minister

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Iraq’s new president has nominated a new prime minister.

The action came hours after incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki deployed his elite security forces in Baghdad, raising fears he might use force to stay in power.

All of this comes as the country faces the threat of Islamic State militants in the north.

Associated Press Bureau Chief Vivian Salama reports from Baghdad.

Iraq\'s president nominates new Prime Minister

Iraq's new president has nominated a new Prime Minister.