Qubad Talabani is the candidate for the deputy prime minister of KRG

Bestun Kakayi – BasNews: 2-1-2014 – Former Iraqi Kurdistan representative in Washington Qubad Talabani is a candidate to become Kurdistan’s deputy Prime minister in the new Kurdish cabinet.

Iranian media recently revealed that Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani appointed three deputies, and Qubad Talabani -the son of Iraq’s President, Jalal Talabani – will be the first deputy of the prime minister in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) bloc, the second and third deputies will be for Gorran (Change Movement) and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

“The position for parliament speaker will be for PUK with KDP deputy, but Arsalan Bayiz who was former Parliament Speaker on PUK bloc, cannot nominate himself for that position again,” Iranian media claims. The KDP will have seven ministries, Gorran four and PUK three, two for Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) and the other three parties will have one ministry each.

The Iraqi Kurdistan legislative elections of 2013 took place on 21 September 2013. It was the fourth legislative election in Iraqi Kurdistan since 1992 and the candidates were competing for a total of 111 seats out of which 11 seats were reserved for minorities. KDP won the election be achieving 38 seats, and Gorran became the second biggest party in Kurdistan region by having 24 seats and 17 seats for PUK as the third party in the region.