Fuad Masum, the new president of Iraq and a veteran Kurdish politician, speaks during a press conference in Baghdad on July 24, 2014
Fuad Masum, the new president of Iraq and a veteran Kurdish politician, speaks during a press conference in Baghdad on July 24, 2014 © Ali al-Saadi - AFP/File
Fuad Masum, the new president of Iraq and a veteran Kurdish politician, speaks during a press conference in Baghdad on July 24, 2014
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Last updated: August 11, 2014

Iraq PM Maliki says filing complaint against president  

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced Monday on state television he intended to file a complaint against President Fuad Masum for violating the constitution.

"Today I will file a formal complaint to the federal court against the president," he said, in a surprise address at midnight (2100 GMT on Sunday).

Maliki, who has been under huge pressure to give up his bid for a third term, alleged that newly-elected Masum had violated the constitution twice, including by failing to task a prime minister-designate with forming a new government.

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