Barham Salih nominated by PUK to become President for a second term


Shafaq News / A reliable political source revealed that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) nominated Barham Salih to become President for a second term.

According to the customs in place since toppling Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003, the President of the Republic must be a Kurd from the PUK.

However, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) chose Hoshyar Zebari as a candidate.

The KDP won 31 seats in the October elections, while the PUK obtained only 17.

The Parliament Presidium has set February 8 as a deadline for receiving candidate applications for the position of President of the country.

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