Parliament elects Kurdish politician Barham Salih president of Iraq

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Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 06:43 GMT

FILE PHOTO: Barham Salih, Former Prime Minister of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government and Head of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice with his wife show their ink-stained fingers after casting their votes at a polling station during the parliamentar

FILE PHOTO: Barham Salih, Former Prime Minister of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government and Head of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice with his wife show their ink-stained fingers after casting their votes at a polling station during the parliamentar

SULAIMANIYA – 2 October 2018: Iraq's parliament elected on Tuesday veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih president, two lawmakers told Reuters and state television announced.

"Today is a remarkable day for Iraq. Democracy won," said lawmaker Rebwar Taha from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, the party that nominated Salih, who won the votes of 219 lawmakers, according to state television

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