Abdul Aziz Al-Hakim to head Iraq's main Shiite Muslim political movement

Published September 3rd, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Abdul Aziz Al-Hakim has been unanimously elected to succeed his slain brother as the head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), the new leader's son and political advisor said Wednesday. 

 

The leadership of Iraq's main Shiite Muslim political movement elected Abdul Aziz, who is SCIRI's number two, at a meeting in the holy city of Najaf, Mohsen Al-Hakim told reporters. 

 

Mohsen Al-Hakim had previously said his father was expected to take the place Ayatollah Mohammad Baqer Al-Hakim, who was among 85 people killed in a massive car bombing in Najaf last Friday.

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