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Iraqiya denies nomination of new Diyala gov.

Mahmoud al-Jabbouri reports for AKnews:

The Iraqiya List in Diyala province has denied reports about the nomination of a new governor to replace Abdul Nasser al-Mahdawi.

The head of the Iraqiya bloc in Diyala Amer al-Karkhi said that such a procedure would need to be formally requested by the current governor Mahdawi and submitted to the council.

Mahdawi is currently still in office, though he has not gone to work since his house was burnt down. The residence was torched in December after the council officially demanded regional autonomy.

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