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PM embarks on mediation between KDP, PUK

Adil Abdul Mahdi
Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul Mahdi

Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul Mahdi has embarked on a “silent mediation” between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan following disputes over the Iraqi presidential seat.

“What encouraged such mediation is the fact that Abdul Mahdi is accepted by both parties and because the KDP, headed by Masoud Barzani, is enthusiastic to participate in the next government,” an anonymous source told Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday.

It is pertinent to mention that Mahdi is expected to present his government lineup next week; he contacted prominent Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish figures to include them in his next government from outside the electronic application for ministerial vacancies, according to press reports.