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A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Monday went to Baghdad to support its candidate Fuad Hussein for the post of president of the republic.
According to the leaks, the Democratic insists on the need to resolve the Kurdish blocs first candidate of the President of the Republic as the position of the maturity of the Kurds as the forces is the case with the forces and political parties Shiite in Iraq in the formation of the largest bloc and the choice of a Council of Ministers so it is necessary to resolve the Kurds themselves the presidency of the Republic and not Others.
The leaks indicate that with the higher chances of Fouad Kurdistan Democratic candidate for the post mentioned and increase the likelihood of gaining the confidence of parliament, but the Kurdistan Democratic Party believes it is better to identify the Kurdish parties a personality to take the post of President of the Republic.
The candidate of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan for the post of President of the Republic of Iraq on Monday to obtain the confidence of the Iraqi Council of Representatives for the post mentioned, indicating that whether the voting mechanism between the Kurdish blocs or within the Iraqi parliament, he will win the majority of the votes.
Hussein said in a statement to Radio Voice of America in Kurdish, that “during the past few days met almost all Iraqi political leaders, and most of them expressed their support for him,” noting that “most of these leaders said that the job must be resolved by Kurdish mechanism within the Kurds themselves, This is because they are the solution. ”
He added that “the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the brotherhood of Massoud Barzani insist on the mechanism to determine the candidate for the post,” saying that “our dialogue and talks with the Kurdistan Islamic Union, the Islamic Group and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is also informed as we move forward and we will succeed.”
On the dialogue with the National Union to provide a single candidate, Hussein said that “there is a possibility of withdrawal, and I hope that, and then we will conclude an agreement between us to have a share of other positions in the next Iraqi government.”
For his part, the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hassan al-Kaabi said on Monday that the Council will maintain the constitutional timing in the process of choosing a president of Iraq.
He also said in a statement during a meeting with former Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri that “the constitutional timing will not be exceeded on the issue of the election of the President of the Republic,” saying that “we will seek to complete it on the specified constitutional date.”
Is scheduled to hold the Iraqi Council of Representatives this evening to a session to choose one of the candidates for the presidency of the Republic of Iraq.
The 329 MPs elected last May have a choice of candidates. Among the most prominent candidates for the succession are Fuad Masum, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, his party colleague Barham Salih and Fuad Hussein of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
The two major Kurdish parties have been in fierce competition for the post, which has been occupied by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan since 2005, when the late party founder Jalal Talabani was elected.
There was an implicit agreement between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party to be the presidency of Iraq share of the first, while the second will be the presidency of the Kurdistan Region.
Therefore, this is the first time that the Democratic Party of Kurdistan, a candidate for the Iraqi presidential elections, considering that the previous agreement has become a canceled, and is no longer the monopoly of a particular party, especially that the largest Kurdish bloc in parliament.
The two leading candidates have been in Baghdad for a few days, meeting leaders and leaders of Sunni and Shi’ite blocs to get their vote.
According to the Iraqi constitution, it is assumed that the president will be elected before next Wednesday, and requires that the candidate get two-thirds of the votes of deputies.
If the President of the Republic is not elected on Monday, the meeting will be adjourned to the next day and will remain open until the election of a President.