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Iraq parliament elects Barham Salih as country's new president

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Iraq parliament elects Barham Salih as country's new president Empty Iraq parliament elects Barham Salih as country's new president

Post by chouchou Tue 02 Oct 2018, 3:18 pm

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Mr Salih, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), beat his main rival Fuad Hussein, of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP), by 219 votes to 22, AFP news agency reported.

The post of president in Iraq is largely ceremonial.

According to a power-sharing deal, top government roles are divided between Iraq's predominant ethnic groups.

Since 2003 the president has always been a Kurd, while the prime minister is a Shia Muslim and the parliamentary speaker is drawn from the Sunni Arab bloc.

"I promise to safeguard Iraq's unity and safety," Mr Salih, 58, said during his swearing-in ceremony.

Mr Salih was part of the interim government put in place by the US following the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

He went on to become deputy prime minister under Nouri Maliki and also served as prime minister in the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government.

However, Mr Hussein's main backer, KDP leader Massoud Barzani, said his party rejected the parliamentary vote as there should have been a single Kurdish candidate for the presidency.

He said the candidate should have come from the KDP as it was the largest Kurdish party.

Mr Barzani was the architect of last year's referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurdistan. More than 90% of Kurds who took part in the ballot supported independence but Iraq's Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.

Following that vote, the Iraqi government seized disputed territory including the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.

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Iraq parliament elects Barham Salih as country's new president Empty Iraqi parliament elects Barham Salih as president

Post by chouchou Tue 02 Oct 2018, 3:20 pm

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi parliament on Tuesday elected veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih as new president of the country, a long-awaited move that precedes the formation of a new government.

The 58-year-old politician secured the mostly ceremonial position after winning two—thirds of the parliamentary votes.
Salih’s sole challenger Fuad Hussein withdrew from the presidential race ahead of the second round but the parliament rejected his request.

Salih would succeed Fuad Masum in this top post.

He was chosen by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to run for the presidency. Salih left the party last year to campaign against corruption. He defeated Latif Rashid and Moahmmed Sabir, winning the internal party election by 26 votes.

Salih assumed the posts of prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan and deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government.
He also founded the American University of Iraq in 2007.

Iraqi politicians have been in a deadlock over the formation of a new government since an election in May.

Under an informal power-sharing agreement in place since the 2003 ouster of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, the position of Iraqi president goes to a Kurd.

The parliament speaker should be a Sunni Muslim, and the prime minister should be a Shi’a.

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