The National Union adheres to Barham Salih, while keeping the door for dialogue open

The National Union adheres to Barham Salih, while keeping the door for dialogue open

2022-02-10 07:35

The National Union adheres to Barham Salih while keeping the door for dialogue openShafaq News/ A representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan reported, on Thursday, that his party moved against the political forces to pass its candidate, Barham Salih, for the position of President of the Republic, indicating that the door for dialogue is still open between the Union and the Kurdistan Democratic Party regarding the candidate for the position.

The representative of the Union, Suzan Mansour, told Shafaq News Agency, “Barham Salih is the only candidate for the National Union for the position of President of the Republic, and there is no alternative candidate for Saleh, and what is published otherwise is not true.”

She added that “there is no political consensus between the Patriotic Union and the Kurdistan Democratic Party regarding the presidential candidate,” noting that “the door to dialogue is open between the National Union and the Democratic Party over the position of President of the Republic, despite the change of the agreement between the two parties.”

Mansour pointed out that “the leadership of the National Union moved against the political forces in order to reach an agreement to choose Barham Salih for the post of President of the Republic.”

On Tuesday, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi announced the reopening of the nomination for the post of President of the Republic, after the failure to hold the session designated for this purpose.

Most of the parliamentary blocs boycotted the session that was scheduled to be held last Monday to elect a new president for Iraq.

Twenty-five candidates had applied to fill the position, but the competition was limited to Hoshyar Zebari, the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s candidate, and the current president, Barham Salih, the candidate of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

And last Sunday, the Federal Court decided to temporarily suspend the procedures for Zebari’s nomination; Until a decision is made in a lawsuit brought against him by four deputies, on the grounds that he does not meet the constitutional requirements. The court is scheduled to hear the case next Monday.

According to a political custom followed in Iraq since 2006, the Kurds occupy the position of the President of the Republic, the Sunnis the presidency of the parliament, and the Shiites the head of the government.

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