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Mahmoud Dawud al-Mashhadani (Arabic: محمود المشهداني‎) is an Iraqi politician and the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives. He was elected to the Council of Representatives as part of the Sunni Arab-led Iraqi Accord Front list.

On December 17, 2008 he announced that he would resign over the chaos that had erupted in parliament among legislators over whether Muntadhar al-Zaidi, the journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush at a December 14 press conference with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, should be freed from jail. The Iraqi Parliament accepted his resignation on December 23.

He was nominated to the speakership by the IAF after the main coalition in the Council of Representatives, the United Iraqi Alliance, objected to the nomination of Tariq Al-Hashimi. He was nominated as part of a deal on government posts between the IAF, UIA and Kurdistani Alliance. He was unanimously elected to the speakership on April 22, 2006, receiving 159 votes against 97 spoilt and 10 abstentions.

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