Masrour Barzani elected as new KRG premier

<p style="text-align: left;">The Kurdistan Parliament on Tuesday, June 11, named Masrour Barzani as the new Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

The Kurdistan Parliament convened at 11:00 a.m. to name a candidate for the position of the KRG Prime Minister, with Barzani being the leading candidate.

The region&rsquo;s parliament approved Barzani, who was the candidate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), as the new KRG Premier with 87 votes from the 97 lawmakers who were present in the session, NRT reported.

Speaker Vala Farid said the parliament would send the decision to newly elected president Nechirvan Barzani on Tuesday.

&ldquo;So that he will task him with the formation of ninth cabinet of KRG so as to provide services to all the components of the Kurdistan Region,&rdquo; Farid added during the session.

The New Generation caucus boycotted the session, which was left open by the parliament&rsquo;s speaker on Monday after Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in as the new President of the Kurdistan Region.

Nechirvan Barzani took oath of office for Kurdistan Region&rsquo;s President in an inauguration ceremony at Saad Abdulla Hall in Erbil on Monday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Iraqi President Barham Salih along with dozens of foreign representatives participated in the ceremony.

The Kurdistan Parliament elected Barzani as new president of the Kurdistan Region on May 28 with 68 out of 81 votes.

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