File - Abadi served as an adviser to Maliki.
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The possible successor to Nouri al-Maliki as Iraq's next prime minister is a British-educated engineer who is expected to be more conciliatory with Iraq's Sunnis and Kurds, observers say.Abadi is the spokesman for Maliki's Dawa Party, and recent statements by Abadi on Iraq's domestic political scene, amid an offensive by ISIS militants and allied insurgents sweeping through northern Iraq, have been in line with of Maliki's.Abadi joined Dawa at the age of 15, according to his resume.Two of Abadi's brothers were murdered in 1982 by Saddam Husein's regime, for belonging to Dawa.
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