Qubad Tal­a­bani Run­ning Can­di­date for Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of the KRG

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Jalal Tal­a­bani, the son of Iraqi presi- dent, Qubad Tal­a­bani, and a for­mer KRG rep­re­sen­ta­tive now based in the United States of Amer­ica, was se­lected as a can­di­date for the po­si­tion of Deputy PM of Kur­dis­tan at a Kur­dish Cab­i­net meet­ing.

Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani ap­pointed three Deputy PMs, one from each of the KRG’s three main par­ties: the PUK (Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan), Qubad Tal­a­bani’s party, Gor­ran (The Change Move­ment), and the KDP (Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party).

This leaves Gor­ran in pos­ses­sion of four min­istries, the KIU (Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union) with two, the KDP (Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party) with seven, and all the other par­ties with one min­istry.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ira­nian Me­dia, "The po­si­tion of par­lia­men­tary Speaker will be held by the PUK, but Ar­salan Bayiz, who for­merly held the post, can­not nom­i­nate him­self for that po­si­tion again. "

The Iraqi Kur­dis­tan leg­isla­tive elec- tions for 2013 were held on 21 Septem­ber last year. The can­di­dates com­peted for 111 seats, a fur­ther 11 seats be­ing held for the re­spec­tive mi­nori­ties. Gor­ran (which is now the se­cond big­gest party in Kur­dis­tan) won 24 seats, with the KDP tak­ing 38 seats to emerge as the vic­tor and the largest party in Kur­dis­tan. The PUK re­ceived only 17 seats, which bumped it down to the Re­gion’s third largest party.

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