Senior member of Kurdistan Democratic Party, Hoshyar Zebari, to run for president of Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq — Political sources in Iraq reported that senior member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and former Finance Minister  Hoshyar Zebari will run for the national presidency.

With the new Iraqi parliament being sworn in, the door is now open for candidates to come forward for the position of the presidency. Zebari’s filing is competition for the current President of Iraq Barham Salih (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK). Salih has been put forward by most other  Kurdish parties as the only candidate for the presidency.