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Iraqi Kurdistan parties move to form new Cabinet

After a lengthy deadlock, Iraqi Kurdistan's main political parties have agreed to form a new government.

A general view of the Kurdish parliament building in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, April 29, 2014.SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images

Kurdish political parties in northern Iraq are taking big strides in hammering out their differences in order to form a new regional government, pledging to bring stability and prosperity to the people of this semi-autonomous region.

This new opening comes at a vital time for the Kurdish people, who have endured four years of war with the Islamic State (IS), as well as a harsh financial crisis. Now that the battles with IS are over, the region's two main parties, the (KDP) and the Movement for Change (Gorran), have locked horns over how to run the government, resulting in the closure of parliament and most ministries.

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