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Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside and support his nominated replacement in the post, potentially ending the political deadlock that has plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country fights a Sunni militant insurgency.

Al-Maliki, who has served as Iraq’s prime minister for the past eight years, had been struggling for weeks to stay for a third four-year term amid an attempt by opponents to push him out, accusing him of monopolizing power and pursuing a fiercely pro-Shiite agenda that has alienated the Sunni minority.