Party Leadership Battle Reignites in Iraqi Kurdistan

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The long-running leadership struggle within one of Iraqi Kurdistan's two main parties has reignited.

Contradictory court rulings have been issued on whether Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leader Bafel Talabani lawfully ousted his former co-president Lahur Sheikh Jangi in 2021.

The contention has exacerbated an open sore within the party, and bolstered perceptions that the rival Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is interfering in the PUK's internal affairs for its own benefit.

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