News and Comment by The Kurdistan Tribune:
Lvinpress on Friday carried a report on the death of Iraq president and PUK leader Jalal Talabani, who was flown to a hospital in Germany last week suffering from severe heart and other health problems.
This report was immediately denied by a PUK spokesman who said that Talabani is alive and well and will soon be back to south Kurdistan.
People in Iraq are awaiting Jalal Talabani’s recovery. However, questions persist about what will happen to the PUK after its leader’s eventual death: To date, the party has no contingency plans for this.