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Iraqi MPs approve Al Haidar's proposed cabinet

Iraqi MPs approved Haidar Al badi’s proposed cabinet, making him the new premier, but key security posts remain unfilled even as the country battles to regain ground from militants.

Iraqi MPs approve Al Haidar's proposed cabinet
Members of the Iraqi parliament gather to vote on Iraq's new cabinet line-up at the parliament in Baghdad on September 8, 2014. Iraqi MPs approved Haidar al-Abadi's proposed cabinet, making him the new premier, but key security posts remain unfilled even as the country battles to regain ground from militants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi MPs approve Al Haidar's proposed cabinet
Head of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council Medhat al-Mahmoud (2R) speaks as Former Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi (L), former Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi (2L) and Iraq's caretaker prime minister Nouri al-Maliki (R) take an oath as the country's new vice-presidents during a parliamentary session to vote on Iraq's new cabinet line-up at the parliament in Baghdad on September 8, 2014. Iraqi MPs approved Haidar al-Abadi's proposed cabinet, making him the new premier, but key security posts remain unfilled even as the country battles to regain ground from militants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi MPs approve Al Haidar's proposed cabinet
Head of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council Medhat al-Mahmoud (2R) speaks as Former Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi (L), former Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi (2L) and Iraq's caretaker prime minister Nouri al-Maliki (R) take a constitutional oath as the country's new vice-presidents during a parliamentary session to vote on Iraq's new cabinet line-up at the parliament in Baghdad on September 8, 2014. Iraqi MPs approved Haidar al-Abadi's proposed cabinet, making him the new premier, but key security posts remain unfilled even as the country battles to regain ground from militants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi MPs approve Al Haidar's proposed cabinet
(From L-R) Iraqi deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlak (Sunni), Deputy Prime Minister Baha al-Araji (Shiite), Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (Shiite), Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili (Sunni) and Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mehdi (Shiite) sit after being approved during a parliamentary session to vote on Iraq's new cabinet line-up at the parliament in Baghdad on September 8, 2014. Iraqi MPs approved Haidar al-Abadi's proposed cabinet, making him the new premier, but key security posts remain unfilled even as the country battles to regain ground from militants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi MPs approve Al Haidar's proposed cabinet
Members of the Iraqi parliament gather to vote on Iraq's new government line-up at the parliament in Baghdad on September 8, 2014. Iraqi MPs approved Haidar al-Abadi's proposed cabinet, making him the new premier, but key security posts remain unfilled even as the country battles to regain ground from militants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi MPs approve Al Haidar's proposed cabinet
A picture taken on July 1, 2014 shows empty seats at the end of the first session of the new parliament in the capital Baghdad. Iraq's new parliament failed to elect a speaker as its first session ended in disarray, with MPs due to meet again in a week. (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi MPs approve Al Haidar's proposed cabinet
A picture shows the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad on September 8, 2014 before a key vote for a new government line-up. Iraq's parliament was to meet today under pressure to approve an inclusive government to win broad support against jihadists, as President Barack Obama prepares to unveil a strategy to defeat them. (AFP/Getty Images)