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Saddam deputy encourages protesters

SECTARIAN:The fugitive leader of the banned Baath Party told Sunni Muslim protesters that the party stands behind them to overthrow the Shiite Muslim Iraqi prime minister

Reuters, BAGHDAD

Iyad Allawi, the head of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya political bloc, on Friday called on al-Maliki to resign and for an interim government to take over pending an early election.

Failing that, he said al-Maliki’s alliance should select an alternative prime minister.

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