The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Movement for Change party have formed a unified electoral alliance to participate in one list in the upcoming parliamentary elections of Iraq scheduled for October 10, the announcement was made on Saturday late night.
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Movement for Change officially registered their alliance with the Independent High Electoral Commission.
The PUK and Change Movement Alliance bears the name of the Kurdistan Alliance and is headed by Lahur Sheikh Jangi, the Co-President of the PUK.
Rizgar Haji Hama, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s political bureau, said during a televised statement that Lahur Sheikh Jangi took over the presidency of the Kurdistan Alliance at the request of Bafel Talabani, the other Co-President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
"The PUK and the Change Movement will work in coordination with other political parties and will definitely achieve great success in the upcoming elections," he said.
"We in the Kurdistan Alliance and in coordination with other political parties, we will have joint candidates between the PUK and the Change Movement and in all provinces, districts and sub-districts," he added.
On Saturday alliance registration has ended and according to the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission, 42 alliances have been made among Iraqi parties to participate in the upcoming election.
Holding early elections has been a major demand of the popular movement, which led to widespread protests in the country since October 2019, and succeeded in removing former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi at the end of the same year.