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PUK announces candidate for Iraq presidency

Officially, PUK announces Presidential candidate

On Sunday, the central council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has officially nominated Mohamed Saber Ismail for the position of Iraqi president.


The President's position is traditionally assumed by a Kurd national.

MP Ezzat Saber wished “all success for Ismail in his presidential bid”, shedding light on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s 56-year struggle for the Kurds and Kurdistan region

Ismail holds a PhD in nuclear physics and had previously held

Under the constitution, Iraq’s president is elected by the parliament by a two-thirds majority and is limited to two four-year terms

The speaker of the Iraqi parliament should be a Sunni Arab, the prime minister a Shiite, and the president a Kurd.

Last Modified: Sunday، 05 August 2018 11:25 AM