Iraq's parliament will sit for the first time Sunday, starting the process for selecting new leaders, President Jalal Talabani has announced.
Parliament was elected in December but wrangling over the new government has delayed its initial meeting, reports BBC.
The sitting will set in motion a 60-day period in which the constitution requires members to select a new prime minister, president and cabinet.
The move came amid more violence on Monday, with six killed by car bombs.
Talabani said Monday: "We will call today for holding the meeting on the 12th of this month because it is the last day that the constitution allows us to hold the meeting of the new parliament."