Iraq's Kurdish leaders meet for 'common action'

IKRG's president and main opposition leader discuss interests of Iraqi Kurds ahead of 25 May election results.

Iraq's Kurdish leaders meet for 'common action'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Masoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish regional government in Northern Iraq, has met the main opposition leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, the general coordinator of Goran Movement, ahead of the country's election results on 25 May.

The two leaders discussed the route and policies of the new government after the elections, according to a statement on the regional presidency's website.

The statement also said a decision over "common action" for the interest of the Iraqi Kurds was taken in the meeting.

The general elections in Iraq were a milestone in the politics of the violence-struck country, being the first since U.S. troops withdrew from the Arab country three years ago.

Despite security threats, more than 12 million out of 20 million eligible Iraqi voters went to the polls on 30 April.

The voter turnout was an unexpectedly high 60 percent.

Official results of the April 30 elections are expected to be announced on May 25.

The incumbent Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is seeking a third term in office but faces fierce opposition, with sectarian bloodshed at its most intense in more than five years.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mayıs 2014, 14:32