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Published: Thursday August 14, 2014 MYT 5:25:01 AM
Updated: Thursday August 14, 2014 MYT 5:26:12 AM

Maliki's Dawa Party backs his replacement as Iraq PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Dawa Party of Iraq's Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday called on Iraqi politicians to work with his replacement as prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to form a new government.

In a statement, the Dawa Party said it "called on political blocs to cooperate with the constitutionally designated prime minister, Mr. Abadi, and accelerate the formation of a government in the defined time period."

Maliki has refused to stand aside.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Alexander Dziadosz)

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