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Dispute between Kurdish powers delays cabinet formation

KDP and PUK politicians meet in Erbil, July 4, 2018

Dispute between key Kurdish political powers is the reason behind the delay of announcing the final lineup of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said a Kurdish source on Thursday.


The source asserted that the Kurdish parties are conflicting over the nominees for security, financial and natural resources ministries.

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) demands the posts of the ministers of Interior and Finance, as well as presidency of the Parliament, which were rejected by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), according to the source.


On October 21, 2018, Kurdistan's Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced that the KDP won the majority of the parliament, with 45 seats, while the PUK ranked the second with 21 seats. The Gorran Movement came in third place with 12 seats.

The Iraqi Kurdistan's parliament consists of 111 seats, 11 of which are reserved for religious minorities in the region.

Last Modified: Friday، 14 December 2018 08:47 PM