The Iraqi parliament is expected to convene tomorrow to pick a prime minister. Shi'ite leader Ibrahim al-Ja'fari is widely believed to be the front-runner for that job.
Iraqi lawmakers have been in agreement over those two posts since national elections on 30 January. Disagreement over who should fill the two vice-presidential posts has created problems.
However, lawmakers yesterday reportedly agreed on who should fill the vice-presidential posts. They are Shi'ite Adel Abd al-Mahdi and interim President Ghazi Ajil al-Yawir, a Sunni Arab.
The parliament should vote on their nominations today as well.
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