Barzani’s Doubtful Future

Excerpt: “The KRG parliament will convene tomorrow 24 OCT 2017 to approve a PDK-backed proposal for delaying parliamentary elections for six months. KRG President Masoud Barzani, who heads the PDK Party, may attend the meeting. His opponents in the PUK Party are pushing for a two-year delay. The PUK, which Barzani and his followers are blaming for the loss of Kirkuk (with its oil fields and production facilities) to Government of Iraq (GOI) forces, needs the long delay to reconstitute the party and, relatedly, to build a criminal case against Barzani for his bungling of the recent KRG bid for Kurdish statehood.”


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