Policy 2018/10/02 22:21 449
Brett McGurk congratulated US President Donald Trump’s envoy, Barham Salih, on his victory in the presidency, in what he called the “old friend.”
“We congratulate Barham Salih, our old friend, for his new election as President of the Republic of Iraq,” McGourke said in a tweet via Twitter.
He added: “We urge the completion of the process of forming a national government, and we hope that President Saleh will succeed in serving the entire Iraqi people.”
Earlier on Tuesday (October 02, 2018), the House of Representatives voted to select the candidate of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Barham Salih as President of the Republic of Iraq.
A parliamentary source told (Baghdad Today), “The House of Representatives, voted during the second round of the voting process, the selection of Barham Saleh President of the Republic, winning a majority of votes.”
A leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Massoud Barzani, said earlier Tuesday that what took place in the presidential election was a “reward” offered by the Shiite parties to the faction led by Pavel Talabani in the Patriotic Union to “hand over” Kirkuk to the popular crowd.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by Massoud Barzani, announced earlier Tuesday, the withdrawal of its candidate for President of the Republic Fouad Hussein, before submitting a formal request to the presidency of the parliament, rejected by the latter.
The House of Representatives began on Tuesday, the voting session for the election of the President of the Republic.