Iraq's new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, center, leaves the parliament building in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Adel Abdel-Mahdi, the veteran tapped to become Iraq's next prime minister, is seen as an independent capable of bringing together rivals on the country's fractious political scene.Abdel-Mahdi later became a senior figure in the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, a Shiite movement close to Iran.While he was vice president, he was lightly wounded in 2007 when a bomb exploded inside the Public Works Ministry.In 2014, he was appointed oil minister under Haider al-Abadi, the man he is set to succeed as premier.Among them is Hadi al-Ameri, the head of the Conquest Alliance close to Iran, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and populist Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr.
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