The Kurdistan Regional Parliament of Iraq swore in the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and former Prime Minister of the region Nigervan Barzani, as the new president of the region in a ceremony held in the parliament in Erbil on Monday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglui, Iraqi president Barham Salih, Former President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani, and Iraqi Parliament... Еще Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi were among notable figures who attended the ceremony.
«He is a prominent figure. A vibrant young politician who has been loved by the Kurdish people and has had good experiences in managing government in Kurdistan,» said a senior member of Kurdistan Democratic Party Kamal Kirkuki.
The position of president was frozen when Massoud Barzani, Nechirvan's uncle, stepped aside after the 2017 independence referendum.