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