Four of the major political parties in Kurdistan are currently discussing the formation of a strong opposition front to counter the domination of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union (PUK).
“New Generation movement, Iraqi Kurdistan's Movement for Change, Kurdistan Islamic Group and the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), entered into an in-depth dialogue to form a strong opposition bloc,” informed sources stated.
The source stated that the provincial government will be a majority political government between the Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)."
PUK announced on Saturday it is holding on to the governance of Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, refusing to hold any political deals to appoint a new governor through political consensus.
PUK Board Member Ariz Abdullah stressed that the constitution grants the union the right to appoint a governor for Kirkuk, instead of current governor Rakan al-Jubouri.
"The Union managed to pull off the highest performance in local and parliamentary elections in Kirkuk. The central government has to re-normalize the situation in the province,” Abdullah added.