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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's main Sunni political coalition chose lawmaker Salim al-Jabouri on Saturday night as its nominee for parliament speaker, a senior Sunni politician said.
"We have agreed on Salim Jabouri for the post of parliament speaker," said lamwaker Dhafer Al-Ani, a leading member of the new Sunni political coalition, called the Patriotic Alliance, which includes the major Sunni groups in parliament.
Jabouri is a moderate Sunni Islamist.
The appointment of the speaker in Sunday's parliament session would be the first step towards naming a government more than three months after national elections, as Baghdad tries to tackle a Sunni insurgency that has seized large sections of northern and western Iraq.
(Reporting By Ned Parker; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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