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Date: Dec 4, 2018
Source: The Daily Star
Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani nominated for top Kurdish posts
Reuters
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Kurdistan Democratic Party said Monday that it had nominated current premier Nechirvan Barzani to succeed his uncle Masoud Barzani as president of Iraqi Kurdistan, and Masoud Barzani’s son Masrour as premier of the regional government. With 45 of 111 seats, the KDP is the biggest party in the Kurdish assembly after September’s regional election but is 11 shy of an outright majority, and will have to govern in coalition.

Masrour Barzani is currently Iraqi Kurdistan’s security chief.

Masoud Barzani, still the KDP leader, stepped down after 12 years as regional president in November 2017, less than a month after helming a referendum on Kurdish independence that backfired and triggered a crisis for Iraq’s Kurds.

Relations with the previous Iraqi administration of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi were strained by the referendum.

But with a new Iraqi government in place, led by Adel Abdel-Mahdi, Irbil and Baghdad have in recent weeks signaled a willingness to work together.


 
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