BC-ML--Iraq 1st Ld-Write, 0318
Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Iraq PM vows to lead diverse coalition in May election<
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By SINAN SALAHEDDIN<
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's prime minister says he will lead a "cross-sectarian" list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory against the Islamic State group.
Haider al-Abadi, who comes from Iraq's Shiite majority, assumed office in 2014, weeks after IS stormed across northern and central Iraq. Sin ...