Iraq's president has refused to nominate the country's two time prime minister Nour Al-Maliki for a third term in office.
Instead President Fouad Massoum has nominated Haider Al-Abadi to form a new government.
Al-Maliki has resisted calls to drop his bid to lead the country and he gave a tough speech on television indicating he would not cave in to pressure.
Iraq's highest court has also ruled that he could retain his position because his bloc is the biggest in the country's parliament, according to state television.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.