Q&A: Sadi Ahmed Pira, PUK politburo member

Unresolved conflicts among Kurdistan's political parties still have the potential to hobble the campaign for an independence referendum.
Q&A: Sadi Ahmed Pira, PUK politburo member
Sadi Ahmed Pira, a member of the PUK's politburo. (RAWAZ TAHIR/Iraq Oil Report)

ERBIL - The prospect of holding an independence referendum has forced Kurdistan's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party into a political balancing act.

The referendum appeals to strong feelings of Kurdish nationalism that cross party lines, and PUK leaders have voiced their support.

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