PM-designate arrives in Sulaimani to meet PUK, Gorran officials

Discussing formation of new government
Delegation headed by Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani arrives in PUK Politburo in Sulaimani, June 17, 2019.

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SULAIMANI — Prime Minister designate of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Sulaimani on Monday (June 17) to meet officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran).

Barzani headed to the PUK Politburo upon his arrival to Sulaimani to discuss the formation of a new KRG cabinet with the party’s officials.

Barzani will also meet with officials from Gorran. He is also expected to visit the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party.

The delegation headed by Barzani includes Dilshad Shahab, Hemin Hawrami, Omed Khoshnaw, and Firsat Sofi.

He met the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) officials on Sunday in Erbil to receive names of candidates for the ministerial positions in the KRG cabinet.

On Wednesday, Kurdistan Region’s President Nechirvan Barzani tasked the prime minister designate with forming a new KRG cabinet within 30 days.

The Kurdistan Parliament named Masrour Barzani as the new KRG Prime Minister on Tuesday. He received 87 votes from 97 lawmakers who were present during the parliamentary session.

(NRT Digital Media)

*Updated at 11:48 a.m. EBL time