Milestones

SWORN IN. IBRAHIM AL-JAAFARI, 58, Shi'ite Muslim and chosen candidate of the United Iraqi Alliance; as Prime Minister of the first-ever democratically elected government of Iraq; in Baghdad. Against a backdrop of violencemore than 250 people have been killed since the new government was announced in late Aprilal-Jaafari was inaugurated along with 30 other members of his government, although he has yet to permanently fill certain key posts in his Cabinet, including Oil and Defense Ministers. Al-Jaafari faces the tough job of quelling the insurgency and rebuilding the country while a new constitution is drafted for approval by Oct....

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