On Saturday, the door was reopened for candidates to run for president in Iraq after a vote by the country’s parliament adopted the decision by 203-62 votes, according to a statement by the body.
The decision will allow the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which has 31 seats in the 329-member parliament, to nominate a candidate for the post.
Previously, the KDP’s candidate, former Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, was disqualified by a court ruling.
Due to differences over presidential candidates and the government formation, the Iraqi parliament failed to elect a new president amid a boycott of most parliamentary blocs last month.
The presidential election is an important step towards forming a new government following the October 10 parliamentary elections.