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Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law should be reactivated, president designated: KDP

2019/03/15 | 09:10

(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- KDP party, Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: Courtest/Jan Sefti/Flickr

HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is determined to reach an agreement with other political factions at the legislative on an amendment to Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law and electing a new president.

The KDP hopes to reactivate the Kurdistan presidency law and form a new government as soon as possible, party spokesperson Mahmoud Muhammad said on Thursday.

Muhammad told party-affiliated media that the Kurdistan Region’s Presidency Law will be amended and that it is not possible to delay any further.











Mohammed said the issue was discussed with the PUK and it was agreed that the latter will study the case and return to the talks later.

“We spoke with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan [PUK] frankly and they need to hold local meetings to discuss the suggestions and views talked about between the two sides,” he added.

“The presidency will be reactivated and a president will be elected. The disagreements between the KDP and other sides over the presidency law could be discussed while writing the Kurdistan Region Constitution. There we will decide on the process of electing a new president and the powers given to the post,” Mohammed told the KDP website.

The KDP, which emerged victorious in the 2018’s parliamentary elections in Kurdistan, will have the post of Kurdistan Region President. It is now working to amend the law so the president will be elected by the parliament.

MP Sosan Mohammed Mirkhan told pro-KDP Basnews on Thursday that the amending of the presidency law and electing the president is required as part of the legal procedures to call on the nominated prime minister to form the new cabinet.

He noted that they are working at the parliament to amend and pass the new presidency law within a week.

However, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) seems to be reluctant to take part in the proposal as it is still in disputes over its share from the next cabinet and other key positions it will hold at the parliament and Kurdistan Region presidency.

On Tuesday, the KDP and PUK met in Erbil to discuss the distribution of ministerial positions, but the meeting ended without tangible progress. It was not immediately clear when they will meet again.

KDP leader Massoud Barzani has led Kurdistan region as president from 2005 for two executive terms and his last term was extended in 2013 by ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for two more years on the condition that he can no longer run as president.

Barzani’s term as president of Kurdistan expired on August 20, 2015 but refused to step down and remains unofficially in office or more than two years despite protests and demonstration against Barzani across Kurdistan region.

In October 2017, Barzani resigned from his post after the controversial and il-fated independence referendum.

In December 2018, the leadership of the KDP has nominated current Iraqi Kurdistan Region premier Nechirvan Barzani to succeed his uncle Massoud Barzani as president of Iraqi Kurdistan, and Masoud Barzani’s son Masrour as premier of the Kurdistan regional government KRG.

Read more about The Monarchy of Iraqi Kurdistan

(with files from nrttv.com | basnews.com)

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