Kurdish politician Abdul Latif Rashid elected as the new president of Iraq

The Iraqi parliament elected Kurdish politician Abdul Latif Rashid as the country’s new president.

According to a media report from Baghdad, the Iraqi parliament held a secret ballot to elect the country’s sixth new president.

Meanwhile, 157 out of 277 members voted for 78-year-old Abdul Latif Rashid, nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

His rival candidate was the incumbent President Braham Saleh who was cast in favor of only 99.

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