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Strong wave of dissent hits Talbani's PUK

Jalal Talbani

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, led by former President Jalal Talbani, moans under internal conflicts over the Kurdistan referendum set to be held September 25th, the Baghdad Post reported Wednesday.

 

Informed sources said 32 figures within the party oppose the date of teh refrendum.

 

Sherine Reza, an MP from the Change Movement (Gorran), confirmed the pajrty suffers a strong wave of dissent. 

 

She said in a statement to the Baghdad Post that a number of the party's politicians seek to joint Gorran movement.

 

The Kurdistan region independence referendum to secede from Iraq will be held on Sept. 25.

 

Regional powers including Iran and Turkey oppose the move.

Informed sources in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by former President Jalal Talabani, the existence of dissent and problems within the Union, because of the different position on the referendum of the region.


The sources said that "32 personalities in the Union opposed the date of the referendum, and other personalities with the referendum, while some of the characters remained silent on the subject."


For her part, MP for the Movement for Change, Sherine Reza confirmed the existence of a split within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.


"Some union figures are trying to join the movement of change and the other is sticking to the union, while some figures from within the union are distancing themselves from the point of view," she said.

Informed sources in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by former President Jalal Talabani, the existence of dissent and problems within the Union, because of the different position on the referendum of the region.


The sources said that "32 personalities in the Union opposed the date of the referendum, and other personalities with the referendum, while some of the characters remained silent on the subject."


For her part, MP for the Movement for Change, Sherine Reza confirmed the existence of a split within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.


"Some union figures are trying to join the movement of change and the other is sticking to the union, while some figures from within the union are distancing themselves from the point of view," she said.
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