Masoud Barzani set to join Iraq’s Sadr-Amiri political bloc

President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Massoud Barzani will join Sadr-Amiri political bloc. (Reuters)

With the announcement of the new political bloc between Iraqi Sairoon Alliance and Fatah Alliance in a surprise move on Tuesday, more alliances have announced on late Thursday, their intentions to join as well.

Perhaps the most prominent new entrants, the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by the foremer Iraqi Kurdistan Region president Massoud Barzani who welcomed the news, announcing on Thursday that his alliance would join forces with Sadr and Amiri after Eid al-Fitr.

Muqtada al-Sadr who heads the Sairoon alliance which won the recent Iraqi parliamentary elections, had met on Tuesday with Hadi al-Amiri, leader of the Fatah Alliance which came in second, and announced later an alliance between their political blocs.

A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Shirzad Kassem, said that the Kurdish parties will meet to unite their stance, and will join forces with Sairoon and Fatah in order to gain more rights for the Kurdish people.

In the same context, the Irada bloc, headed by Hanan al-Fatlawi and Kafaat Lil Taghyeer headed by Haitham al-Jubouri, who won three seats each, announced that they would join the new political bloc between Sairoon and Fatah.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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