Kurdistan Coalition President affirms support for athletes

Sport 10:02 AM - 2021-09-13

Qubad Talabani, President of the Kurdistan Coalition, emphasized the need for athletes, artists, and thinkers to be stars of society, not politicians.

"I have always said and I say it again: Athletes, artists, and thinkers should be stars of our society, not politicians," Qubad Talabani said on his personal page on Facebook:

"What an athlete achieves for his people by winning a match, a politician cannot achieve in so many years," he added.

"So I promise athletes of Chamchamal and all over Kurdistan that I will spare no effort in supporting them," he said.

Talabani had previously met with the Iraqi Minister of Youth and Sports Adnan Darjal in Slemani where they promised to launch several public projects in the near future to improve the conditions of youth and develop the sports sector.

As part of the Kurdistan Coalition's electoral campaign, Talabani visited Chamchamal town of Slemani Governorate on Sunday to meet with the people and present Kurdistan Coalition's program.

Talabani also visited the Chamchamal monument and placed a wreath of flowers on the monument which represents the Anfal Campaign, one of Saddam regime's genocide crimes against the Kurdish people.

It is noteworthy that The PUK and Gorran formed the  Kurdistan Coalition list last May to participate in the upcoming elections in a joint list. The Coalition is headed by Qubad Talabani, who is currently the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Iraq will hold elections on October 10, ahead of schedule. Early elections were one of the demands of the protesters who took to the Iraqi streets in October 2019 to vent their anger and frustration at the government's inability to fight corruption and provide them with security and stability.  


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