Iraq's First Lady Hero Talabani resigns
chairmanship of PUK
The Iraqi First Lady also a leader within the
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, Hęro Ahmed
October 1, 2013
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Kurdistan region 'Iraq',— Iraq's First Lady Hęro
Ahmed Ibrahim Talabani, also a leader within the
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK party, has
relinquished her post as head of the party’s main
bureau in Sulaimaniyah, following the PUK’s poor
showing in last month’s parliamentary elections.
Hęro Ibrahim Ahmed, who is known as Hero Khan, member of PUK Political Bureau
was the head of PUK Sulaimaniyah Center for about
Ms. Hero has announced in a press statement that she
will quit from that position on Monday, September
She has said that "PUK needs to make some changes in
its organs, and this I want to be the first change
“I apologize for not being able to serve you as
needed or be your source of hope,” she said in a
statement Monday, published on the bureau’s website.
“I tried hard to undo some of the injustices,
particularly property ownership issues, public
services, workers, employees, students and other
sections of society,” Ahmed said in the statement,
and reported by Rudaw.
Ms. Hero said that she left her post to rejoin the
party’s political bureau.
The PUK is led by Iraqi president Jalal Talabani,
who is currently in Germany for stroke treatment.
The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) on Saturday announced the
results of Kurdistan
region's parliamentary elections, the Patriotic
Union of Kurdistan (PUK),www.ekurd.net
comes third, while the main opposition Gorran
(Change) party comes second and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP),
headed by Kurdistan president, Massoud Barzani,
Meanwhile the PUK Central Council in a press
statement on Monday congratulated the people of
Kurdistan for succeeding that important test of
democracy in Kurdistan region.
PUK welcomes the election results because they are
the results of a democratic system. Also, PUK has
been for a long time struggling to succeed the
system of democracy in the Kurdistan Region, so now
the basic duty of PUK is to accept these results.
However, with the acceptance of the results, PUK has
to enter a new stage; a stage of serious
Regarding the urgent reformations we ask PUK
Political Bureau, the Central Council announces
three steps, as first steps of the reformations,
reported by PUK media website.
1. The Central Council of PUK deeply analyses the
results of the elections and seriously investigates
to find the reasons that PUK has not gotten a good
number in the elections. Then we will work hard for
solving the problems.
2. The Central Council urgently asks the Political
Bureau of PUK to make important changes in the PUK
organs, and for this, the Leadership Council should
as soon as possible hold a meeting with the Central
Council for discussing this matter.
3. The Central Council asks PUK Political Bureau to
hold a consultation preparing itself for the next
conference of the party.
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