On July 10, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s parliament voted in a new cabinet led by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, eldest son of former president Masoud Barzani. Masrour succeeds his cousin Nechirvan Barzani, the long-serving KRG premier who was sworn in last month as president. The cabinet now comprises twenty-one ministers, including three without portfolio. Two seats were earmarked for Christian and Turkmen representatives; three women won seats as well, the largest number to date.
NEW FACES, LINGERING CHALLENGES
It took nine months to form the new cabinet following last September’s parliamentary elections. The delay was caused by deep divisions between and within …read more
Source:: The Washington Institute