National Politics

(From Right to Left) Iraqi deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlak, Deputy Prime Minister Baha al-Araji, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili and Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mehdi sit after being approved during a parliamentary session to vote on Iraq's new cabinet on Sept. 8, 2014. [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images]

UPDATE: Abadi forms government, Abdulmahdi becomes Oil Minister

Shahristani's bloc vows to boycott and the Kurds threaten to do the same if their demands go unmet, while Interior and Defense ministries remain unassigned for now.