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PUK seeks to form biggest Kurdish bloc in Iraqi Parliament

Iraqi Parliamentary elections

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said it has formed a committee to open dialogue with political parties in Kurdistan region to solve the differences between them and establish the biggest bloc in the Iraqi Parliament.


Party Prominent Leader Ghayath Al Surji said that the political bureau of the PUK held an emergency meeting yesterday, during which a committee of members of the bureau and the party leadership was formed to open dialogue with all Kurdish parties and political blocs that managed to get seats in the Iraqi parliament in a move to unify the Kurdish ranks in preparation for forming Kurdish alliance shared by all blocs to go to the Iraqi parliament.


Surji underlined that the Kurds managed to get 58 parliamentary seats and that reaching consensus among them will lead to the largest bloc in Iraq, noting that the PUK continues to solve problems and remove the differences between the Kurdish parties.


The High Electoral Commission (HEC) announced on Saturday night the results of the final Parliamentary elections, as Sairoun coalition acquired 54 seats, followed by Fatah alliance with 48 seats, then Victory alliance  with 42 seats, State of Law coalition with 26 seats and the Kurdistan Democratic Party with 25 seats.


The Parliamentary elections was marked by record low turnout. It was the first since Iraq declared victory over the ISIS group and the fourth since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

Last Modified: Sunday، 20 May 2018 01:19 AM