ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the President of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Thursday received former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi in Erbil where the October elections in Iraq topped their discussions.
Barzani Headquarters said in a press release that the possible challenges the day after the elections was also discussed by the leaders.
Allawi is an Iraqi Shia politician who held several high-ranking positions after the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003. He is currently leading the “National Front” political party.
“The latest political developments in Iraq and around the region were reviewed during the meeting,” reads the press release.
Iraq is preparing for holding the parliamentary elections on October 10, in which 276 political entities will compete to win the majority of the parliament or take a position to enter coalitions for establishing the next government.
A total of 3,244 candidates are running for 329 seats at the legislature which will later decide on the next president and prime minister.