Signs of a Kurdish agreement that paves the way for opening the political impasse in Iraq
Nechirvan Barzani from Sulaymaniyah: There are no insurmountable problems
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Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani (Rudaw)
Baghdad: «Asharq Al-Awsat»
It seems that the two main Kurdish parties in Iraq, the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan led by Bafel Talabani, have reached a common ground to open the political impasse in the Kurdistan region and Iraq.
The President of the Region, Nechirvan Barzani, revealed during his participation in the graduation ceremony of the sixteenth batch of graduates of the Third Military College – Qalagolan, which took place yesterday in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in the presence of Talabani, that “we are still in contact with the parties in Iraq and the Kurdistan region to address the political blockage.” He added, “We succeeded in stopping the media war between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union, and we also reached a ground for resolving the political blockage,” stressing: “There are no problems that cannot be resolved, but there are many obstacles that appear from time to time.”
Nechirvan Barzani’s visit to Sulaymaniyah comes in light of a sharp dispute between the two Kurdish parties over the position of President of the Republic. While the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan insists on its candidate for the post, the current president, Barham Salih, the Democratic Party had nominated former Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari for the post. After Zebari’s exclusion by the Federal Court, the Democratic Party nominated the regional interior minister, Reber Ahmed, for the position, but the tripartite alliance led by the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, to which the Democratic Party belongs, failed to pass its candidate for the position through three parliamentary sessions, due to its inability to collect the necessary two-thirds majority. To vote for the post of President of the Republic. The Kurdish-Kurdish dispute caused a severe political crisis because the lack of consensus on one Kurdish candidate for the position prevented the possibility of forming the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament that nominates a prime minister assigned by the President of the Republic.
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