Coalition talks to start in Iraq's regional Kurdish parliament

As the official results of parliamentary elections are now clear, talks on a possible government to lead Kurdish regional administration in Iraq started to be centered on a coalition and possible coalition partners.

Coalition talks to start in Iraq's regional Kurdish parliament

World Bulletin/News Desk

As the official results of parliamentary elections are now clear, talks on a possible government to lead Kurdish regional administration in Iraq started to be centered on a coalition and possible coalition partners.

Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), with its 38 MPs, are evaluating their options for a coalition as people are wondering whether they will prefer another partner instead of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) that managed to enter the parliament with 18 elected members.

Meanwhile, other political parties, Goran Movement, Islamic Union Party and Islamic Society Party came together in Suleymaniyah to evaluate election results and possibilities of involving in a coalition that is to be established soon.

On the other hand, head of Kurdish administration in Iraq Massoud Barzani came together with newly elected Kurdish parliament members in Salahaddin. KDP, PUK, Goran Movement, Islamic Union Party and  Islamic Society Party MPs attended the meeting held behind closed doors.

Mahmood Osman, an Iraqi parliament member told AA that in the meeting, Barzani and MPs talked about the final political situation in Iraq, Kirkuk’s status in the upcoming local elections and the election law that is being debated in Iraqi parliament. Osman also said Kurdish MPs exhibited a great unity in Baghdad and he hoped the same unity would be reflected in Kurdish administration parliament too.

Last Mod: 06 Ekim 2013, 09:27
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