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Disagreements between PUK, KDP postpone Kirkuk council meeting indefinitely

The Kirkuk Provincial Council’s meeting has been postponed due to disagreements between the two major Kurdish parties, namely Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), a council member announced on Monday.

“We have been notified by the secretary of the KPC leadership that today’s meeting was postponed indefinitely,” Jwan Hassan, a member of the KPC, was quoted as saying.

Both KDP and the PUK agreed, earlier this month, that the KPC would convene on February 18 to elect a new Kurdish governor for the disputed province.

In remarks, a source said that the disagreements between the two parties delayed the proceedings, adding that they were mainly over candidates for the position and the location of the meeting.

The council had failed to reconvene for 16 months, in the wake of the October 2017 events, when Iraqi troops took over the province.

Last Modified: Monday، 18 February 2019 12:14 PM