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PUK, KDP to sign deal on gov't formation Monday


The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will sign an agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Monday concerning the formation of the new government, PUK's Mohamed Watman said in a press statement.

He added that both Kosrat Rasul Ali, deputy secretary general of the PUK, and Nechirvan Barzani will attend the signing ceremony.

The PUK members will have the entitlement to be granted the leadership of six ministries, Watman said, as well as the deputy speaker post and the vice president of Kurdistan for the military affairs.

The deal between the KDP and the PUK came on Wednesday after a phone conversation between KDP President Masoud Barzani and the acting leader of the PUK Kosrat Rasul, according to Latif Sheikh Omar, the PUK’s spokesperson.

“We reached a joint and basic understanding regarding the role and share of the PUK in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG),” he told reporters.

Last Modified: Sunday، 07 April 2019 09:46 PM