Kurds not coming together over New president

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

How Iraq’s Kurds are failing to come together over their new president

Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), was elected president by the semi-autonomous region’s parliament today in a session that was boycotted by the main opposition party.

Barzani, who is the nephew and son-in-law of the enclave’s veteran leader and former President Massoud Barzani, won 68 votes from 81 members present in the 111-member chamber.

Members of the opposition Gorran (Change) Movement as well as Turkmens and Assyrians joined Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to push through the nomination despite the unexpected defection of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

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One Response to Kurds not coming together over New president

  1. Ibn Al Iraq 2nd June 2019 at 13:23 #

    Sir,

    KRG is a private company run by the Barazani’s tribe and GoI is OK with that!