The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has urged a unified Kurdish front in the Kirkuk provincial elections.
In remarks, Arez Abdullah, a leading member of the PUK, said "we have no choice but to participate in the provincial elections, especially in Kirkuk, but we think that it is better for the Kurdish parties to take part [in the elections] as a unified Kurdish front to have a stronger presence.”
Meanwhile, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said it would not participate in the
Khasro Goran, a KDP official,
He went on saying that It is too early to decide on a unified Kurdish front in Kirkuk because there is a long time ahead of us.