PUK accepts final result of parliament elections

<p style="text-align: left;">The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) stated that party accepts the final result of the 5&lt;sup>th&lt;/sup> parliamentary elections in Kurdistan Region.

The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election, winning 45 seats, the election commission said on Sunday.

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), was in second place with 21 seats, the commission said in a news conference.

The PUK Spokesman Saadi Ahmad Pire told a press conference that the party accepts the results of the polls, though it has considerations regarding the results.

The PUK official further asked for negotiations between political parties and blocs over the formation of the new government in the region.

His remarks over the formation of the new government came at a time that the opposition parties of the Movement for Change (Gorran), Kurdistan Islamic Community and Kurdistan Islamic Union are against the results of the polls and have threatened to boycott the next government.

On Sept. 30, election day, the PUK said it might not recognize the results of the election due to what it described as electoral violations but then appeared to backtrack, injecting uncertainty into the process. Election observers also said there were irregularities.

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