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KDP Is Frontrunner in Kurdistan Elections

Iraqi  Kurdish supporters of Massoud Barzani (portrait-L), president of Kurdistan and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), wave the KDP party flag during celebrations in the streets of Arbil, late on September 22, 2013, as the count was underway in Iraqi Kurdistan's first election in four years. The vote itself went off largely without incident, with turnout pegged at 73.9 percent. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

The leading Kurdish party led by Masoud Barzani, leader of Iraq’ Kurdistan Region, emerged as the frontrunner in the regional provincial election which was held together with the nationwide April 30 parliamentary elections, Iraq’s election commission said on Thursday. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) won 34 seats out of a …

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Barzani Intermediates Between PUK Leaders

Recent days have witnessed grave disputes between the three leaders of the PUK as the senior leader is not anymore among them.

The President of Kurdistan Region has made efforts to intermediate between the leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan who have grace disagreements over the succession of the party’s secretary general Jalal Talabani. According to local media outlets, President Barzani has spoken with Kosrat Rasul, the first deputy secretary, Barham …

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PUK Falls to Third Place In Iraqi Kurdistan Elections

Employees of the Independent High Electoral Commission count ballots during regional parliamentary elections in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Sept. 21, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)

The Iraqi election commission decided to postpone declaring the election results in Iraqi Kurdistan because fraud accusations were made by the oppositionist Movement for Change against its adversaries — the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), led by Kurdistan Region of Iraq …

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