Newly re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki (pictured) as prime minister. The move comes after a deal was reached to end months of political deadlock but the power-sharing deal was thrown into doubt after the main Sunni-backed alliance, led by former PM Ayad Allawi, walked out of parliament. Lisa Mullins talks with The BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad.
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