Mahmoud Othman : Kurdistan Alliance no search for Talabani alternative – Baghdad – 23.12.2012 : Kurdish MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Dr Mahmoud Othman denied that his alliance search for an alternative to President Jalal Talabani,” noting that “the reports received from Germany suggest that the president’s health is stable and continuing improved.”

He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News the absence of President Jalal Talabani would negatively affect the solution of problems between the political parties, because he is the protector to the Constitution and the political process, and he had an initiative to gather the political parties to resolve the problems.” The news had indicated Saturday that there are Kurdish figures are candidates for president in the event his health does not help to continue his work.