برهم صالح: نزاهة الانتخابات ضرورة قصوى ولا بد من منح فرصة المشاركة الواسعة فيها بعيداً عن التزوير
A picture released by the Iraqi Parliament shows the newly elected Iraqi President Kurdish Barham Saleh delivering a speech on October 2, 2018 at the parliament in Baghdad.
The moderate Kurdish candidate was elected president of Iraq today in a parliamentary vote pitting two heavyweight Kurdish parties against each other for the first time. The 58-year-old Patriotic Union of Kurdistan candidate faced Fuad Hussein, backed by former Kurdish leader Massud Barzani who was the architect of an ill-fated independence referendum in 2017. / AFP PHOTO / IRAQI PARLIAMENT / STRINGER / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / IRAQI PARLIAMENT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==