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Iraqi Government Stalled over Ministerial Job Squabbles

Nearly three months since Iraq's national elections, the formation of a transitional government appears stalled by squabbles over ministerial jobs among the Kurds, Shiites, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and the Sunnis. U.S. officials say insurgents are exploiting the political paralysis with renewed violence.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.