National Politics

Iraqis hold giant portraits of Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki during a demonstration to support him on Aug. 11, 2014 in Baghdad's central Saadoun Street after Maliki said he was filing a complaint against the president for violating the constitution. (AMER AL-SAEDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Maliki claims foul play as Abadi’s support grows

After key Maliki allies turn, Haider al-Abadi tasked with forming government, though his ascension to PM is hardly assured.