Daily says PUK and KDP have made an unannounced agreement
Al-Sharq al-Awsat daily has announced in a report that the two parties of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have made a deal over Iraq's presidency, adding that the parties are forming a united front with the Sunni parties over their demands to Shiite parties in the Cooperation Framework.

The daily said in the report that the KDP and PUK would not introduce two separate candidates for the presidency but are to form a united front with the Sunni parties and then they would deliver their demands to the framework.
The London-based Al-Sharq al-Awsat added are seeking to take a united stance over solving Erbil and Baghdad troubles and they would not announce two separate candidates for the presidency. 
Quoting a high-profile official, the report added basic changes have occured in the PUK and KDP talks and the two sides would probably take a united stance in negotiations with the Iraqi sides, continuing to say great steps have been taken in the talks and the two Kurdish parties have taken constructive steps in line with dealing over the presidency.
The source refused to confide in the daily over the candidacy or thecremoval of the current Iraqi president, Barham Salih who is a leading member of the PUK.
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