source revealed Friday the start of the meeting between Kurdistan Democratic
Party leader Masoud Barzani and PUK presidential candidate Barham Salih.
"The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, and Barham Salih have just started a meeting to discuss the withdrawal of the latter from the electoral contest in favor of the democrat," the source said.
Another source reported Thursday for Alghad Press that Salih will announce his withdrawal from the electoral competition Friday in favor of the KDP candidate.
A political source familiar with the presidential candidate for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih, said that Salih is ready to resign from his party in return for the post of president, indicating that he asked to meet Barzani to propose the idea of resignation.