PUK co-presidents, Kurdistan Region's President meet in Dabshan

4/5/2021 13:30:00

The co-presidents of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, today, Tuesday, in Dabashan Hill in the city of Sulaymaniyah, received Nechirvan Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region.


The meeting will discuss the problems in the Kurdistan Region in addition to the Kurdistan Region constitution file and the bilateral relations between the Kurdish political parties.


Nechirvan Barzani, President of Kurdistan Region, said in a press conference earlier: "We will visit the Kurdish political parties to discuss dealing with the existing problems and the file of the constitution of the Kurdistan Region,"


"The Kurdish parties must find a framework for cooperation, because only through unity of the ranks can we protect our gains and strengthen the position of the Kurds in Baghdad," he added.


"We are in continuous consultations with the political parties and there are serious efforts to end the constitution file within the Kurdistan Parliament," indicating that it is too early to talk about forming alliances for the upcoming elections.


According to the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission, 146 candidates in the Kurdistan Region are preparing to compete for 46 parliamentary seats in the legislative elections to be held in Iraq next October.


The High Electoral Commission said earlier this week that the elections this time will take the form of electoral zones, and the Kurdistan Region has been divided into 12 districts, 4 in Erbil, 5 in Sulaymaniyah, and 3 in Duhok.


"53 people nominated themselves for the elections in Erbil, 28 in Dohuk, and 65 in Sulaymaniyah," the commission added.


Erbil will get 16 seats, Sulaymaniyah gets 18 seats, and Duhok 12 seats, and of the total of these seats there will be two for the Christian component.


The PUK and the Movement for Change party have formed a unified electoral alliance to participate in one list in the upcoming parliamentary elections of Iraq scheduled for October 10, the announcement was made on Saturday late night.


Holding early elections in Iraq has been a major demand of the popular movement, which led to widespread protests in the country since October 2019, and succeeded in removing former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi at the end of the same year.






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