Sadoun told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today that "a meeting was held, late last night, in Baghdad was attended by a number of Kurdish leaders to choose the candidate for the presidency between the leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Fuad Masum and Barham Salih, where they chose Masum.
He added: "Masum got 30 votes, while his rival, Barham Salih got 23 votes," noting: "The Kurdish blocs will present him to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives on Thursday morning.
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, held a meeting yesterday in the building of the political bureau of the Patriotic Union in the city of Erbil.
The Web site of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) cited that "The meeting discussed the current political situation in Iraq and Kurdistan, and the issue of resolving the candidate of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for the post of President of the Republic."
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