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fredag 18 juli 2014

Talabani to return from Europe

Talabani to return from Europe-

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who has been receiving hospital treatment in Germany for more than a year, is to return to the Federal Kurdistan Region tomorrow.

According to PUK Media, Talabani's son and deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region, Qubad Talabani, has said his father will return tomorrow. 
The PUK has also issued a written statement saying that Jalal Talabani will return to his duties as Iraqi President. 
Since suffering a brain haemorrhage in Baghdad on 18 December 2012,
Iraqi President and PUK leader Jalal Talabani has been in a German hospital receiving treatment.
Talabani's return comes at a time when the Kurds have taken control of disputed regions such as Kirkuk, when there is a search for a new President and when the independence referendum is being discussed.
In Iraq, according to an unwritten rule, the Presidency is awarded to the Kurds, the Speaker of Parliament is a Sunni Arab, while the Prime Minister is a Shia Arab.

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