President Barzani to meet PUK Politburo

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President Barzani

Kurdistan Region President Barzani

President Barzani is due to meet with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Politburo in Slemani tomorrow. The meeting will take place without Jalal Talabani, the PUK General Secretary and president of Iraq, who remains seriously ill.

The agenda for this meeting has not been published but it is possible that Barzani will make proposals to try and dissuade the PUK from allying itself with the opposition Gorran party in the 2013 elections, and also to maintain the two ruling parties’ 50/50 ‘Strategic Agreement’. This is a critical issue for both the president and his Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

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One Response to President Barzani to meet PUK Politburo
  1. Baqi
    December 24, 2012 | 17:04

    One of the key motives of holding this meeting is to discuss the subsequent nominee replacing President Jalal Talabani in case if he decides to retire for health reasons. According to some unconfirmed media sources, his respected spouse is going to succeed him.

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