Sources: Barham Saleh returns to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and runs for the Presidency

BAGHDAD, According to Kurdish sources said that Pavel Talabani and Barham Saleh agreed on the return of the latter to the ranks of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and his nomination to the Presidency of the Republic.

"After two months of efforts and secret meetings, the last meeting between Pavel Talabani and Barham Salih was last night in Erbil, and only the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan will take its decision and declare it," he said.

According to the network information, "the bilateral agreement between the son of Jalal Talabani and Barham Salih, head of the Alliance for Democracy and Justice, provides for the return of the latter to the ranks of the PUK and not to run in the parliamentary elections of Kurdistan, in a bid to be nominated by the Union for the post of President of Iraq, the political party does not know this and their opinion has not been taken so far. "

"It is natural for the PUK to see that Barham Saleh is the right man for this position and should be supported by the KDP," said Hassan Jihad, the founding member of the Rwandan Media Network. "As long as all the parties call for the best interest of the Kurds, Saleh because he is capable and have relations locally and abroad, although all parties are ready to nominate for the presidency. "

The Barham Salih Coalition decided last week to formally boycott the parliamentary elections in Kurdistan on the grounds that it is not ready to be institutionalized, while the PUK insists that the presidency should be for it.

The Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Pula Talabani, said: "These meetings and talks continue, but did not reach the final result, and the presidency of the Republic is of the right of the PUK."

Source: National Iraqi News Agency