BAGHDAD (WKOW) -- Iraqi lawmakers have unanimously approved a new government to be headed by incumbent Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The long-awaited vote on the new government ends nine months of political deadlock after an inconclusive parliament election in March.
Lawmakers approved a total of 29 ministers including al-Maliki to form the new government.
The remainder of the 42-member Cabinet is made up of acting ministers for now.
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