Iraq: Barham Salih elected as new President

Kurdish moderate Barham Salih has been elected as the new President of Iraq by the lawmakers of the country. Salih had won as there was a dispute between the two primary Kurdish parties which had ultimately delayed the whole election. It was later the lawmakers had to choose from among the 20 nominees.

The session of the House was delayed as the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Kurdistan Democratic Party were not able to decide the name of the candidate.

Iraqi Presidency, as per an old document signed after the 2003-US invasion, is always held by a Kurd, Prime Minister a Shia and the Speaker of the Parliament a Sunni.

The President will have 15 days to ask a nominee to form the new government.

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