Nêçîrvan Barzanî was elected as KRG's president

The Kurdistan Regional Parliament (KRG) elected on Tuesday, Nêçîrvan Barzanî, as president for the (KRG) by winning the votes of a small majority of MPs, amid the interruption of Kurdistan National Party.

The session of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament, which is dedicated to the election of a president for the Region started, where the direct presentation of candidates to vote took place.

Barzanî was elected as president of the Region by obtaining 68 votes from the total members of parliament (111 members) and the number of participants in the meeting was 81 parliamentarians, after interrupting the session by parliamentary blocs, according to what Roj News agency quoted.

The bloc of the Kurdistan National Party interrupted the parliamentary session today, which is specialized for the vote on the candidate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party for the post of president of the Kurdistan Region.

The interrupting of the National Union Bloc came after not reaching an agreement with the Democratic on the issue of Kirkuk and Baghdad, so the National Union did not participate in parliamentary session.

A spokesman for the National Union hinted the withdrawal of his party from the agreement to form a new government of the Region in the event the Kurdistan Democratic did not implement the terms of political understandings with the National Union.

Although the non-participation of the Union did not affect the quorum of the session, which requires the presence of 56 parliamentarians, but this may have had political implications.

Al-Jama al-Islamiyya (Islam Group) Bloc did not participate in the voting process despite attending the session.

Nêçîrvan Barzanî heads the Region in succession to his uncle Massoud Barzanî, who took power in 2005 and later in the 2009 elections until he stepped down on November 1, 2017, after spending more than two years in power after his term ended in 2015.



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