Last updated: 15 October, 2021

After Iraqi vote, Salih likely to stay in office while Kadhimi still in limbo

If the future of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi remains in limbo due to the disagreements among Shia blocs over who has the right to form the new government, that of President Barham Salih is much clearer with the virtual certainty that he will remain in office having received the backing of the two major Kurdish parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.