Q&A: Rafat Abdullah, PUK politburo member from Kirkuk

A leading member of the PUK in Kirkuk discusses his expectations for Kurdish electoral turnout in disputed territories and post-election dynamics in Baghdad.
Q&A: Rafat Abdullah, PUK politburo member from Kirkuk
Rafat Abdullah, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo from Kirkuk.

With an abundance of candidates and political parties running in the May 12 national elections, the risk of losing seats is real across every list.

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), however, appears confident that it will remain Kurdistan's second-largest winner, behind the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

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