Politics & Economics

Opposition Parties Stress Importance Of ‘Clean Election’ On September 30

Iraq

On Thursday, the four Kurdish opposition parties met to discuss the upcoming Kurdish elections set to be held in September. Leaders from Gorran, the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), and the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) discussed the importance of holding a clean election.

Four Kurdish political parties have stressed the importance of  holding a “clean election” which expresses the real will of people in the Kurdistan Region.

Leaders from the Change Movement (Gorran), the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), and the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) met on Thursday (August 30) in Sulaimani.

NRT reporter Bizhar Dabagh said that the four parties will create a broad-based political program to improve the people’s livelihoods and protect the constitutional rights of the people of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

They also said that inter-party talks and cooperation would continue, the reported added.

The Kurdish political parties have held a series of meetings over the past week to discuss participation in the new government and a joint strategy for the Kurdistan parliamentary election set for September 30.

The creation of a new cabinet has been delayed since May, when the results of the parliamentary election were disputed over allegations of electoral fraud.

An adviser for Iraqi President Fuad Masum said on Monday that the new parliament would meet on September 3 to begin its term.

During the session the new parliamentarians will elect a new speaker , which sets the stage for a new president to be chosen.

After that the president will appoint a new prime minister from the largest bloc in the legislature.

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Article: NRT