Kurdish PM says keen on taking part in forming new govt in Iraq

Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani

Erbil ( – A Kurdish delegation will head for Baghdad soon to engage in talks over the formation of a new government following Saturday’s parliamentary elections, Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Barzani praised the high turnout by Kurdish voters in the parliamentary polls, stressing that the Kurdish leadership “has not yet engaged in talks to form a new government, but a Kurdish delegation will visit Baghdad soon to this end.”

“The Kurdish leadership stands at the same distance from all political blocs in Baghdad,” Barzani said, stressing that the Kurds have the right to “take over a sovereign position in Iraq.”

Moreover, Barzani called on the Independent High Electoral Commission to take any needed measures to count the votes at constituencies, where calls for manual recounts were aroused.

The Iraqi parliamentary elections will decide the 329 members of the Council of Representatives who will in turn elect the Iraqi president and prime minister.

The elections were originally scheduled for September 2017, but were delayed due to the country’s fight against Islamic State, which ended in December 2017 with the recapture of their remaining territories.

Saturday’s elections saw a record low turnout, with 44 percent of eligible voters casting ballots.


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  1. It is very sad to see criminal, outlaws, killer and betrayal to be part of the new government, those looser they know they lost everything, they waved everything, country, own people, legion just to get something, they are looser, they not less that baath party.
    all they can do kiss American and other asses, shame on them. but what you can say, disagreeable people (son of a b*****s)

    Those are true enemy along with ISIS

  2. I agree with Andrew. The elections are more than likely to be fixed in favour of the USA’s paid puppet. It is wrong that outside people should force their ways on those people who do not live as the West does – they have their own ways, beliefs and lifestyles.

  3. Yep, they are puppet alright , but US not that stupid to have special they are puppet alright, they have to have some people like those to kill and destroy their own country, otherwise why US provide weapon pays salary to Kurdish fighter, while millions of American have no place to live and no basic health insurance.
    Kurdish parties are stupid anyway.

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