PUK MP: Early elections are not a solution to Iraq's political crisis

Iraq 11:06 AM - 2022-08-06
 MP Sozan Mansour, PUK bloc spokesperson in the Iraqi Parliament.

MP Sozan Mansour, PUK bloc spokesperson in the Iraqi Parliament.

A spokesperson for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) bloc in the Iraqi parliament confirmed that holding early elections for the second time will not change the situation in Iraq, stressing that dialogue is the only way to resolve the current political crisis.

"Dissolving the parliament and holding new early elections is not a solution to the current political crisis and will not change the political situation," MP Sozan Mansour told PUKmedia on Friday, noting that "holding the elections means an amendment to the election law which requires time."

She pointed out that new elections will not make major changes in the political blocs' seats, adding that dialogue is the only way to solve the current political crisis in the country.

Iraq's Shiite leader Sadr called last Wednesday for the dissolution of the current legislature and holding new early elections in Iraq.

The Sadrist Movement protestors had recently stormed Baghdad's Green Zone and the parliament building for several days in rejection of the nomination of Mohammed Shia al-Sudani by the Coordination Framework for the post of prime minister.

More than 9 months after the early elections of Iraq, the country has only been able to elect the Parliament Presidency. The political parties have failed to reach an agreement on electing the new president and forming the government. 

It is noteworthy that Iraqis took to the streets in October 2019 in massive protests against corruption and unemployment and called for the provision of basic services, resulting in early parliamentary elections in October of 2021.

The Sadrist Movement, which was announced the biggest winner of the election with 73 parliamentary seats, withdrew its MPs from the parliament leaving the arena for its rivals to form a government.

However, the movement rejected the person named for the premiership and organized mass demonstrations. 


see more

Most read

The News in your pocket


Logo Application

Play Store App Store Logo
The News In Your Pocket