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The National Union officially names Barham Salih as a candidate for the presidency

 

Shafaq News/ An informed political source revealed, on Sunday, that the leadership council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan voted on Barham Salih as the party’s candidate for the presidency of the republic for a second term.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, that the leadership council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan held a closed meeting today in Sulaymaniyah Governorate headed by the co-chair of the party, Bafel Talabani.

He added that the meeting discussed his candidate for the post of President of the Republic of Iraq, and unanimously approved that Barham Salih be the only candidate for the presidency.

And in the political tradition, during the past presidential sessions, a candidate from the National Union received the position of the Presidency of the Republic.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party won 31 parliamentary seats in the Iraqi legislative elections, compared to 17 seats for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Following these results, the KDP announced the candidacy of Hoshyar Zebari for the presidency.

The new parliament’s presidency has set a date no later than the end of February 8, to receive the nominations for the presidency.