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Nechirvan Barzani to Take Over as Iraq Kurd Premier on March 7

Nechirvan Barzani will take over as the new prime minister of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region on March 7, the Kurdistan Regional Government said.

Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani will officially name his nephew to the post, with Imad Ahmad as deputy prime minister, and the pair will have 30 days to form a new government and submit it for a vote of confidence in parliament, Fouad Hussein, head of the KRG presidency’s office, said in a statement posted on the KRG website today.