Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Party Insiders Warn of Divisions Inside PUK

Source Rudaw in English

After the dramatic split of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which led to the formation of the Change Movement (Gorran), many people thought the PUK would adjust its lines and become more unified to prevent further splits in the party.
However, senior officials in the party are warning about an ongoing "struggle and polarization within."

Mala Bakhtiyar, chairman of the executive committee of the PUK political bureau, admits, "Unfortunately, there is a struggle within the PUK,” he said.
PUK spokesperson Azad Jundiyan agrees that there are signs that polarization exists within his party. “This is a contest within the PUK over winning the trust of Jalal Talabani. Talabani has intervened twice now between the struggling groups. Only he can deal with this problem."

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