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PUK's Barham Salih becomes Iraq's new president

The media office of Barham Salih denied on Tuesday allegation of Salih withdrawal from the electoral contest, calling media outlets to ensure accuracy in conveying these news
Barham Salih

Victory Alliance MP Yousef al-Kalabi has stated that Barham Salih, the PUK's candidate, has won the parliamentary vote Tuesday to become president of the republic.


The head of the Federal Court, Medhat Mahmoud, gave Salih the oath of office to become the new Iraqi president.


Salih's win came following much speculation, as there had earlier been claims that he had withdrawn from the race.


At the same time, the KDP had sought to withdraw its candidate, Fuad Hussein, on Tuesday, which the Parliament's leadership rejected, instead continuing on with a second round of voting.


The Parliament had originally been scheduled to vote on the new president Monday evening, but Parliment Speaker Mohamed al-Halbusi postponed the vote to Tuesday due to a lack of quorum.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 02 October 2018 09:51 PM