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KDP nominates Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani for Iraqi Kurdistan's top posts

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KDP nominates Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani for Iraqi Kurdistan's top posts
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani casts his vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in the semi-autonomous region in Erbil, Iraq September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani   -   Copyright  THAIER AL-SUDANI(Reuters)

CAIRO (Reuters) – Iraq’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has nominated Nechirvan Barzani for the presidency of Iraqi Kurdistan and Masrour Barzani as prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), a senior party official said on Monday.

The KDP won the largest amount of seats in a September regional parliamentary election.

Nerchivan Barzani is the current KRG prime minister and Masrour Barzani is its current security chief. They are respectively the nephew and son of KDP leader and former regional president Masoud Barzani.

(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Alison Williams)