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Local notable citizens in the Iraqi Shiite city of Karbala have formed a 30-member panel to run day-to-day affairs and have elected a judge as governor to replace Saddam Hussein's regional chief, a party official said.
"After a series of meetings over the past four days, the notables set up a 30-member committee that will administer the region in the transitional stage, which we hope won't last long," Nizar Haidar, a Karbala-born member of the US-backed Iraqi National Congress (INC) said.
The committee held its first meeting last night and elected Mohammad Hussein Mohammad Ali Nasrallah as governor of Karbala province, said Haidar at the INC, the umbrella organization headed by Ahmad Chalabi that opposed Saddam's regime.
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