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Prime Minister designate Masrour Barzani submits ninth KRG cabinet nominees to Kurdistan Parliament

The office of the Prime Minister-designate of Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, on 8th July sent the CVs of the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet candidates to the Kurdistan Parliament. The ministerial candidates are as follows: 

Deputy Speaker Hawrami and MPs meet Spain’s Ambassador to Iraq

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and several MPs on 20th June met Spain’s Ambassador to Iraq, Ambassador Juan Jose Escobar-Stemmann, and his delegation, to discuss the latest political developments, the situation of the different ethnic and religious communities, and Kurdistan Region’s relations with Spain.

Parliament begins workshop on MPs’ code of conduct

The National Democratic Institute and Kurdistan Parliament’s Research Centre on 16th June began a workshop on Parliament's code of conduct for the heads of committees and heads of the parliamentary blocs.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami says Iraq’s security weaknesses prevent safe return of Yazidis and Christians

15th June 2019 – The Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Mr. Hemin Hawrami and several MPs on 13th June spoke at a conference in Duhok on the recovery and return of the Yazidis and Christians in Iraq. Deputy Speaker Hawrami said the Kurdistan Region is a model for Iraq and the Middle East of a peaceful, tolerant society that respects all religions and ethnicities. 

MPs select Masrour Barzani as new Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government

11th June 2019 – Today Kurdistan Parliament’s MPs nominated and selected Mr. Masrour Masoud Mustafa Barzani to be the next Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Eighty-seven MP, out of the 97 who were present, voted to select Mr. Barzani as the new Prime Minister to form a cabinet and lead the country’s executive authority.

President Nechirvan Barzani takes oath of office at Kurdistan Parliament's Presidential inauguration ceremony

6th June 2019 – The Kurdistan Parliament today held the inauguration of the new President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Idris Mustafa Barzani. Parliament Speaker Dr. Vala Fareed presided at the historic ceremony where President Barzani took his oath of office before MPs and hundreds of dignitaries and guests.

Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament wishes Muslims Happy Eid & issues statement on 27th anniversary of first Parliament sitting

On the occasion of the Eid of Ramadan, which this year coincides with the 27th anniversary of the Kurdistan Parliament’s first sitting on 4th June 1992, the Presidency of Parliament send our best wishes to Muslims in Kurdistan, Iraq and around the world. We hope that this Eid brings joy to all.

Parliament’s Agriculture & Irrigation Committee’s statement: On 22nd May we asked Iraqi Parliament to stop arson against Kurdish farmers

We deeply regret that these Kurdistani areas are not under our authority, areas where farmers and labourers have seen almost an entire year of their hard work completely destroyed. We condemn these acts wherever they have been perpetrated in the Kurdistani areas outside the KRG administrative area.

Statement by Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament on Kirkuk explosions

31st May 2019 - The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament condemns the explosions in Kirkuk carried out on the night of 30th May, calls for all the ethnicities of Kirkuk to be included in the security of the city, and calls for coordination between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi Army. The Presidency issued the following statement:

Parliament statement on false news regarding Parliament Secretary Muna Kahveci

The Kurdistan Parliament issues the following statement regarding fake and misleading news published on the PUKMEDIA website on 22nd May 2019, with the headline ‘Travel ban on Muna Kahveci':