UN Envoy Meets with Barzani after “Successful” Election


UN Envoy Meets with Barzani after “Successful” Election

ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, met with influential Kurdish leader masoud Barzani on Monday in Erbil to discuss the political development, including Kurdistan’s parliamentary election a day earlier. 

According to a readout issued on Barzani’s website, Kubis hailed the election process and described it as “successful”. 

The UN envoy said the turnout shows people’s increased political awareness. 

He also pointed out that the Sunday’s election would help strengthening democratic principles in the Kurdistan Region. 

The fifth round of parliamentary election was held on 30 September. The process was observed by UN representatives, foreign NGOs, consulates and representatives from the local political parties. 


This is what happened during the meeting of the National and the Kurdish Democrats in Baghdad


Editorial Date: 2018/10/1 22:30 
[IN – Baghdad] The 
delegation of the Patriotic Union and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, on Monday, in Baghdad on the post of President of the Republic.
Kurdish sources said that the meeting of the two sides did not result in any result, “noting that” the National Union and the Democratic Party will hold another meeting tonight to resolve the post of President of the Republic, ” 
She explained that” the axis of the meeting is one candidate for the post of President of the Republic, “indicating that” The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan confirms that the position of entitlement. ” 
The House of Representatives decided to postpone the session of the election of the President of the Republic until Tuesday after the quorum for the day.

Urgent policy .. postpone the session of the selection of the President of the Republic on Tuesday

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Shafaq News / revealed a source familiar with, on Monday, the postponement of the session of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, for the selection of the President of the Republic.

The source told Ashqaf News that “the special session for the election of the President of the Republic was postponed until Tuesday, because of the lack of quorum for them, which requires the presence of 220 deputies to achieve a quorum.”

He added that “the total presence within the parliament is 159 deputies, so the meeting was postponed until Tuesday.”

Parliament Speaker Mohamed Halboussi postponed the session on Monday for half an hour because of a quorum.

A crucial session of the presidential election was attended by only 159 deputies out of 329 deputies.

According to a parliamentary source, the deputies of the Democratic Party and a coalition of construction and members of the year did not enter the meeting yet.

Halabousi decided to postpone the meeting for half an hour until the completion of the number of the meeting, requiring a vote on the President two thirds of the members, or 220 deputies.



Intensive dialogues between the Kurds in Baghdad to resolve the issue of the new president


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Monday 1 October 2018 4:41 pm
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BAGHDAD / An informed source revealed on Monday intensive dialogues are under way in Baghdad between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to resolve the issue of choosing the new president.

The source said, “the eye of Iraq News,” that “a political force of the coalition of construction and reform intervened as mediators between the two parties Barzani and Talabani with a view to unify the Kurdish position on the nomination of the new president.”

The source, who asked not to be named, said that “the political forces postponed the session of the election of the President of the Republic to 8 pm, to give the Kurds a long time to negotiate,” expected “not to enter the Kurds one candidate to the dome of the House of Representatives, the intensity of disagreement.”

It is scheduled to witness the session of the House of Representatives to be held on Monday evening, the vote on the President of the Republic


Region: No holiday next Wednesday


Kurdistan: No holiday next Wednesday
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A spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, on Monday, not to disrupt the official working hours on October 3. 
Sven Dzai said in a statement that Wednesday, October 3, 2018 will be an official holiday in all official departments and institutions in Iraq on the occasion of the National Day. 
He added that the Federal Council of Ministers decides every year that day an official holiday in all Iraqi provinces, adding that the Kurdistan Region has not declared that day a holiday in all previous years. 
Iraq officially left Britain on October 3, 1932.


Barzani and Talabani meet to agree on one candidate for the presidency

03:57 – 01/10/2018

Private – Mawazine News
Revealed a deputy for the Alliance of Saron, on Monday, a meeting between the Kurdistan Regional Government President Nizrvan Barzani and leader of the Patriotic Union Qubad Talabani to agree on a single candidate for the presidency.
“He said in an interview with Al-Mawazin News that” according to news received by us, he is currently holding a meeting between Najran Barzani and Qubad Talabani to agree on a compromise candidate for the presidency. “
“He added that” the alliance of others waiting for agreement Kurds on their candidate and then decide the mechanism of voting. “
It is noteworthy that the Kurdistan Democratic Party nominated Fouad Hussein for the post of President of the Republic, while the Union nominated Barham Saleh and has been in negotiations for days to come out a candidate consensual between them.



Nechirvan Barzani to Visit Baghdad

Basnews English

01/10/2018 – 13:31


ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, who is also the vice president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), is heading to Baghdad amid the talks over competitions for Iraqi president position.

According to the information obtained by BasNews, Barzani is scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Monday before the Iraqi parliament holds a session to elect the next Iraqi president.

The parliamentary session is set for 20:00 (Baghdad time).

BasNews has learned that Barzani will hold discussions with the Iraqi political blocs on his party’s candidate for presidency, Fuad Hussein.