Will the prime minister be Jafari? Chalabi? A third candidate? I don't know, but I know who to ask:
A close aide to al-Sistani, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the alliance leaders will visit his office in Najaf to get his blessing for their choice for prime minister. If they cannot agree, al-Sistani will decide.
You know what this doesn't sound like? Iran. Nope, not in the least.