It is probable Massoud Barzani succeeds Talabani as President of Iraq: Gorran member


March 2, 2013 – – ERBIL-Hewlêr:  Member of the Kurdish Gorran (Change) Movement, Nariman Abdullah, said that it is more probable that President of Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, will succeed President Jalal Talabani as President of Iraq.

In a statement to the press on Friday, Mar. 1, Abdullah said that the post of Iraq’s President is for the Kurds, they have the right to nominate their own. He added that if Barzani becomes President of Iraq, he needs political agreement among Kurdish parties and understanding with the Federal Government in Baghdad.

At present, President Jalal Talabani is being admitted into a German hospital after suffering a stroke on December 17 , 2012; he was rushed to the Medical City in Baghdad, then moved to a hospital in Germany under joint Iraqi medical team. According to the President’s Doctor, Najmaldin Karim, the President’s health is progressing and he is recuperating; while reports say that Talabani might return to Baghdad soon, probably by the end of March.