Jalal Talabani

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Jalal Talabani, from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (Sunni Kurd), is president of the Iraqi Governing Council. Talabani was listed with the Kurdistani Gathering with Massoud Barazani "and a few other parties" for the December 15, 2005, Iraqi national elections. [1][2]

"Talabani is a veteran Kurdish leader and lawyer by training. He split from the KDP in 1975 to form the PUK, which controls the south-east of northern Iraq. [3]