Qubad Talabani: Next government must meet aspirations of the Iraqi people

Kurdistan 12:45 PM - 2021-10-22

Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), stressed the need for the next government in Iraq to be effective and represent the aspirations of all the Iraqi people.

"The next government in Iraq must be an effective and service government, representing the aspirations of all components of the Iraqi people," Qubad Talabani said on his Facebook page following his meetings with the British, Swedish ambassadors to Iraq, as well as the head of the European Union office in the Kurdistan Region. 

"During our meetings with the British ambassador to Iraq, the Swedish ambassador to Iraq, and the head of the EU office in the Kurdistan Region, we discussed the need for the winning parties in the elections to conduct peaceful dialogues to form the next government in Iraq," he added.

"The new government must be expressive of the aspirations of all components, I also requested the attendees of the meetings to support the KRG in developing the reform process in the Kurdistan Region," he said.

The general voting process for the early elections of the Iraqi Parliament had recently taken place all over Iraq, which ended with a low turnout of only 41 %. Candidates were competing for 329 seats in the Iraqi Parliament Council.

The party of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr was the largest vote-getter in Iraqi parliamentary elections, according to initial results released Monday.

A count based on partial results shows the Shiite Muslim cleric has won more than 70 seats in the 329-seat parliament but the Iraqi parties must dialogue to make alliances in order to form alliances.

The country held the elections months ahead of its time. 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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