ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Prime Minister-designate of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, on Monday sent the CVs of the candidates for the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet to parliament, Barzani’s press office announced.
The cabinet will have 22 ministerial posts, and the list of all candidates has been submitted to the parliament, “except the name of the candidate for the Ministry of Natural Resources, which will be filled later in a near future,” the statement reads.
“We hope all the ministerial candidates will gain the confidence of Parliament” to start serving the people of the Kurdistan Region as soon as possible, the statement added.
The following are the list of the candidates:
Earlier on Monday, the Kurdistan Parliament invited lawmakers to attend Wednesday session to vote on the proposed cabinet of the new KRG, which now include two more female ministers than the previous one.
The Kurdistan Region on Sept. 30 held parliamentary elections, which saw the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) increase its number of seats to 45, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) win 21 seats, and Gorran (Change) Movement secure 12.
Based on the list of the candidates sorted above, the KDP will have 9 ministers, including in the Ministry of Natural Resources, and five for the PUK and Gorran each.
Editing by Nadia Riva