PUK has one nominee for the position of the Iraqi president

  2022-01-11 14:08      383 View Count        Comment

The nominee of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for the position of Iraqi president is Barham Salih, a party’s lawmaker announced on Monday.

“The PUK has only one nominee and that is Barham Salih,” lawmaker Harem Kamal Agha has told Esta Media Network.

The positions of the three Iraqi presidencies are divided among Shias, Sunnis and Kurds, according to a long-standing agreement. Kurds get the presidency, Shias get the position of prime minister and Sunnis get the parliament’s speaker.

The PUK lawmaker’s comments came after a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) parliamentarian said the two parties had agreed to nominate two PUK candidates for the position of Iraqi presidency.

Kamal Agha denied the KDP lawmaker’s remarks, stressing that the party has one candidate for the position.


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