Bafel Talabani affirmed that the presidency of the Republic of Iraq is the share of the National Union and that Barham Salih will be a candidate for the National Union during the upcoming elections.

Talabani, the co-chair of the Patriotic Union, said in televised statements that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan sees the position of Prime Minister for the Shiite component and the position of Speaker of Parliament for the Sunni component, stressing that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan will re-nominate Barham Salih, the President of the Republic for his post.

He stressed the importance of holding fair and transparent elections, far from interference.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency