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Iraq Kurdish Region Gets New President, Opposition Boycotts

Iraq's self-governing Kurdish region has elected a new president in a parliamentary vote boycotted by a key opposition party.   Former prime minister Nechirvan Barzani will follow his uncle Masoud Barzani in office. The elder Barzani resigned in November 2017 after a failed bid for independence from Iraq.   The Barzani family and their Kurdistan Democratic Party have dominated Iraqi Kurdish politics for generations. The opposition Patriotic Union of Kurdistan stayed away...

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