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Adel Abdul Mahdi
Deputy President Mahdi (left) has asked Prime Minister Jaafari (right) to resign.

Sarah Montague talks to Iraq's Vice President, Adel Abdul Mahdi. Why has he joined the ranks of those calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Jaafari?

The attempts to form a government in Iraq are still in chaos.

Four months after elections the political parties are still rowing over who should be the Prime Minister.

The acting Prime Minister, Ibrahim Jaafari, is under pressure to resign and Iraq's deputy President, Adel Abdul Mahdi, has been tipped as a possible successor.

In an exclusive interview for HARDtalk he tells Sarah Montague that Ibrahim Jaafari should now step down and that he has told him that himself.

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