PUK picks Jamal Hawez Mustafa as new Kurdistan Parliament caucus chair

Following Begard Talabani's ministerial appointment
New Chairman of the PUK caucus in the Kurdistan Parliament Jamal Hawez (File:NRT Digital Media)

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SULAIMANI — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has named Jamal Hawez Mustafa as its new caucus chair in the Kurdistan Parliament.

A source told NRT Digital Media on Wednesday (August 14) that the party needed made the new choice following Begard Talabani's appointment as minister of agriculture and water resources.

Also known as Jamal Haruty, he was chosen because he was the eldest member of the caucus, according to the source

The PUK is the second largest party in the Parliament, holding twenty-one seats. It is a member of the three-party govening coalition, along with the Kurdistan Democratic Party and Gorran.

(NRT Digital Media)