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10-02-2019 03:03 PM

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Baghdad / News

The head of the old parliament of Kurdistan, Rifink Huri, on Sunday, that the meeting on 18/2/2019 will witness the election of the Presidency of the Parliament of Kurdistan .

And the transfer of flags of the National Union of Hrori as saying that the session of the Parliament of Kurdistan on 18/2/2019, will witness the oath of law by 3 members of the Parliament of Kurdistan and then direct the election of the President of the Parliament of Kurdistan and his deputy and the Secretary of Parliament .

"Then will begin the formal meetings of the Parliament of Kurdistan, headed by the elected body, and then will pass the Kurdistan parliament to cancel the decision to allocate the powers of the President of the Kurdistan region to the executive authorities, legislative and judicial, and amend the law of the presidency of the Kurdistan region to elect the president within the Parliament of Kurdistan .

He pointed out that 'after that will be the election of the President of the Kurdistan Region within the Parliament of Kurdistan,' explaining 'we do not know that the completion of all this will be in one session of Kurdistan Barman or during several sessions.

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The two main Kurdish parties finish draft agreement "important"

The two main Kurdish parties finish draft agreement "important"



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"The conclusion of the draft of the political agreement between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, while noting that the draft will be signed before the 18 of February, 
said Bira, said that the draft of the agreement Political between the Patriotic Union and the Kurdistan Democratic, noting that the agreement between the two sides is important for the Kurdistan Region at this stage, and represents a guarantee of real partnership. 
Berra stressed that before the 18th of February, the two parties will gather to sign the draft agreement. 
Since the holding of the Kurdistan legislative elections last September, and announced the results of the parties and the Kurdistan parties fought several rounds of negotiations and dialogues to agree on a formula to form the new cab of the provincial government, and apparently reached the final stages.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party nominated the current president of the Kurdistan Regional Government and its vice-president, Nezhirvan Barzani, to preside over the region. 
The Democratic Party won 45 seats of the parliament of Kurdistan, which consists of 111 seats away from the nearest rivals, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which gets 21 seats comfortably.

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The Democratic Party rejects any postponement of the parliament session of Kurdistan: There is consensus on the contract

The Democratic Party rejects any postponement of the parliament session of Kurdistan: There is consensus on the contract
 
 



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"The Kurdistan Democratic Party on Tuesday stressed the need to hold a session of the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region on the 18th of February, revealing the existence of a consensus between the parties and political parties to attend.

"The writing of the draft of the bilateral agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is continuing," said party spokesman Mahmoud Mohammad at a joint press conference held in Pyramam with a spokesman for the Kurdistan Islamic Group (RG), Ribwar Hamad, after a meeting of two high-level delegations from both parties. Final stages ".

He added that "we have delayed a lot in the formation of the new government of the Kurdistan Region," noting that "the parties and political parties Kurdistan will participate in the parliament session scheduled to be held on the 18th of this month."

"The discussions between the political parties on the post of president of the region have not yet begun, and we seek to be that when we go to parliament," he said, stressing that "the post should be activated by law."

On the possibility of not holding the session of the Parliament of the province on time, Mohammed said that "all parties and political parties assembled to hold the meeting on February 18," pointing out that "there is no alternative but to hold a meeting of Parliament at that date."

For his part, said Ribwar Hamad during the conference, "the Kurdistan Islamic Group bloc will participate in the session of the Parliament of Kurdistan scheduled to be held on the 18th of this month," noting that "the option of participation of his party or not is still open and not resolved so far."

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Tomorrow .. The head of age in the Parliament of Kurdistan meets with the heads of parliamentary blocs Kurdish

10:51 - 13/02/2019

 
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Erbil - 
Mawazin News The President of the age in the Parliament of the Kurdistan region, Rivenk Huri, on Thursday, a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs in the Parliament of the region. 
A political source, for / Mawazin News /, "The head of age in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament, Rifkn Hrori, will be held, tomorrow, a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs in the parliament of the region." 
The source added that "the meeting comes for the purpose of understanding the parliamentary session, which will be held on the 18th of this month, and what will be included and how to manage the meeting and the position blocks of them."

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The National Union is betting the convening of the parliament of Kurdistan by signing an agreement with the Democrat

02:04 - 13/02/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - Mawazine News 
The National Union of Kurdistan (PUK) pledged Wednesday to hold a parliamentary session in Kurdistan on the 18th of this month by signing a political agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). 
"The Kurdistan parliament session on February 18 is subject to the signing of the bilateral agreement between the two parties," the PUK's political bureau said in a statement after a meeting held today. 
The statement added that "the subjects of Baghdad and Erbil and national issues are not a single file." 
He added that "the meeting discussed the situation Kirkuk, the spokesman and other disputed areas," noting that "the importance of addressing the illegal situation in those areas rests with all political forces."

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The Democratic Party announces the resignation of the Speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan and his two deputies

11:17 - 14/02/2019

 
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Baghdad - Mawazin News 
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) announced on Thursday that it will resolve the positions of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament Speaker and his two deputies, pointing out the meeting tomorrow to sign the bilateral agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. 
"As long as the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union have agreed on February 5, 2019 to hold the session of the provincial parliament on the 18th of February, we are determined to hold it," the head of the bloc, Hainam Hawrami, told reporters today in front of the parliament, including the correspondent of Mawazin News. In time, "stressing that" the meeting will be held on time 100%. " 
Hawrami pointed out that "a meeting between the Democratic Party and the National Union will be held on Friday to sign the bilateral agreement on governance between them, we hope to be signed today, not tomorrow," adding that "we have no choice but to proceed to sign the agreement."
And on the Presidency of Parliament, said the head of the bloc that "the post of Speaker of Parliament will be the National Union, and the first Vice-President of the Kurdistan Democratic, and the secretary of parliament of the Turkmen component."

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National: Kurdistan parliament session is linked to the signing of the bilateral agreement with the Democrat

11:35 - 14/02/2019

 
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Baghdad - Mawazin News 
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, on Thursday, that the convening of the parliament of Kurdistan is linked to the signing of the political agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party. 
"The formation of any democratic government without the participation of the National Union is the imposition of two administrations in the region," said a member of the political bureau of the Union, Qader Aziz, in a televised interview, which was followed by Mawazin News. "The demands of the National Union are not related to its interests, Demands of all political parties. " 
He added that "the relations of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan good with the Kurdish parties," noting that "the session of the Kurdistan Parliament scheduled on 18 February is linked to the signing of the joint agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party." 
Aziz stressed that "the real partnership, the basis of participation in the new government in the Kurdistan region."

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The start of the meeting of the head of the age in the parliament of Kurdistan with the heads of Kurdish parliamentary blocs

11:51 - 14/02/2019

 
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Mawazin News The head of the age in the Parliament of Kurdistan, Rifink Huri, on Thursday, a meeting with the heads of Kurdish parliamentary blocs. 
A source close to the meeting, for / Mawazin News /, "The head of age in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament held, today, a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs in the Parliament of the region." 
The source added that "the meeting comes for the purpose of discussing the session of the Parliament of the region scheduled to be held on the eighteenth of this month next Monday, and how to manage the session and the topics will be presented and the agenda." 
A source familiar with the earlier / Mawazin News /, that "the meeting will discuss the understanding on the parliamentary session, which will be held on the 18th of this month, and what will be included and how to manage the meeting and the position of blocks of them."

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The start of the meeting of the National and Democratic parties to discuss the formation of the Kurdistan government and the signing of a political agreement

12:01 - 15/02/2019

 
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - 
The two main Kurdish parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), began meeting in Sulaymaniyah on Friday to discuss steps to form the Kurdistan Regional Government and sign a final political agreement. 
A source in the National Union, told / Mawazin News, "The two parties, the Patriotic Union and Democratic Kurdistan, held a meeting in the province of Sulaymaniyah." 
He added that "the meeting will discuss the steps to form a new government in the Kurdistan region and the draft political agreement between the two parties," and expected that "the meeting ends with a final form on the form of the next government of Kurdistan."

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A crucial meeting of the democratic and national Kurds on the formation of the new government in Kurdistan

3 days before the session of the Parliament of Kurdistan

 15/02/2019 - 00:27 Posted in News / Kurdistan 
A crucial meeting of the democratic and national Kurds on the formation of the new government in Kurdistan
 
 

Is scheduled to hold the political offices of the Democratic and National Democratic Kurdistan, a crucial meeting, on Friday, on the formation of the new government in the Kurdistan region, which nominated the Kurdistan Democratic Party leader and adviser to the Security Council of the region pleased Barzani to chair it.

The delegation of the Democratic negotiator had met, Thursday, with the delegation of the Movement for Change for the last participation in the new government.

According to a spokesman for the party, there may be another meeting between the two sides until Saturday, pointing to the convergence of views of both sides to a large extent.

Friday's meeting between the Democratic Party and the Kurdistan Nationalists is part of a series of meetings held by the two parties to bridge the rift in terms of sharing senior positions in the parliament and the territorial government.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), led by Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, won 45 seats while the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) came second with 21 seats.

Despite the passage of 4 months on the holding of legislative elections in Kurdistan did not correspond to the Kurdish political parties after the formation of the new government, which calls for the Democratic Kurdistan to be participating in accordance with the election.

The United Nations has called on Kurdish leaders to accelerate the formation of the new government in the Kurdistan region to meet the needs of the people as a matter of urgency.

"I stressed in my meetings with Kurdish leaders the need to expedite the formation of the government in order to meet the needs of the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as soon as possible," said the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Henness-Plasschart.

The meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Iraq on Wednesday, said Plashkart during which "there are some developments underway" in the province of Kurdistan.

This is scheduled to hold the Parliament of Kurdistan session on the 18th of this month to discuss the election of a president within the first steps to form a government.

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The meeting of my democratic and national Kurdish delegations started in Sulaymaniyah
 
 
 

 The two political offices of the Democratic and National Kurdish parties began a crucial meeting in the city of Sulaymaniyah, on Friday morning, on the formation of the new government in the Kurdistan region, which nominated the Kurdistan Democratic Party leader and adviser to the Security Council of the province Barzani pleased to chair.

The delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, consisting of the secretary of the Political Bureau Fadhil Mirani and members of the Political Bureau, included Hoshyar Zebari, Rose Nuri Shaways, Jaafar Iminki, Aref Tayfur, Ali's leader and Mahmud Muhammad. KDP members Omar Fattah, Kader Hameh Jan, Emad Ahmed, Saadi Bira, Arslan Bayes and the son of the late Kurdistan Nationalist leader Pavel Talabani are also taking part.

Friday's meeting between the Democratic Party and the Kurdistan Nationalists is part of a series of meetings held by the two parties to bridge the rift in terms of sharing senior positions in the parliament and the territorial government.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), led by Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, won 45 seats while the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) came second with 21 seats.

Despite the passage of 4 months on the holding of legislative elections in Kurdistan did not correspond to the Kurdish political parties after the formation of the new government, which calls for the Democratic Kurdistan to be participating in accordance with the election.

The United Nations has called on Kurdish leaders to accelerate the formation of the new government in the Kurdistan region to meet the needs of the people as a matter of urgency.

"I stressed in my meetings with Kurdish leaders the need to expedite the formation of the government in order to meet the needs of the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as soon as possible," said the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Henness-Plasschart.

The meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Iraq on Wednesday, said Plashkart during which "there are some developments underway" in the province of Kurdistan.

This is scheduled to hold the Parliament of Kurdistan session on the 18th of this month to discuss the election of a president within the first steps to form a government.

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Kurdish deputy: We expect the election of a new president of the provincial parliament on Monday

02:12 - 15/02/2019

 
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Special - Mawazin News 
Liked the deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Sherwan Mirza, on Friday, the election of a new president of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament in the session next Monday. 
Mirza said in an interview for / Mawazin News / "The head of the old parliament of Kurdistan met with the political blocs, to prepare for the first session of the parliament of Kurdistan on Monday next." 
He added that "if the consensus between his party and the Kurdistan Democratic Party and other parties well, we may see the selection of a speaker of the parliament and his deputies in the meeting next Monday."

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Editorial date: 2019/2/15 12:04  267 times read
Democratic and National discuss the final touches to an important agreement and file Kirkuk
Baghdad: A delegation from the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, before Friday noon, to the province of Sulaymaniyah, to hold a meeting with members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, to discuss the formation of the new government in the Kurdistan region, and discuss the draft political agreement between them.
The delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party consisted of the secretary of the political bureau of the party, Fadel Mirani, in addition to Hoshyar Zebari, Roj Nuri Shaways, Ja'far Ibrahim, Mahmoud Mohammed, Aref Tayfur, and Ali's leader. 
The PUK delegation consists of Governor Kader, Omar Fattah, Saadi Perra, Arslan Bayez, Emad Ahmed, Shorsh Ismail, Rizkar Ali, and Pavel Talabani. 
The final draft of the political agreement between the two parties, as well as the formation of the new government in the region, as well as the issue of Kirkuk and the positions of the two parties in Baghdad, will be discussed during the meeting.
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The spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan , Saadi Bira Friday, reached his party with the Kurdistan Democratic Party, to choose a new governor of Kirkuk in accordance with all other components in the province. 

This came during a press conference held a beer with the spokesman of the Kurdistan Democratic Party , Mahmoud Mohammed after the end of the meeting of the two parties held in Sulaymaniyah. 

"A meeting of Kirkuk Provincial Council will be held on February 18, " Berrah said at the conference on the upcoming provincial council meeting in Kirkuk .

 


He explained that "the issue of naming a new governor of Kirkuk will be consistent, and the satisfaction of all components of the province." 

On the venue of the meeting, the spokesman said in the name of the National Union , "to determine the venue of the meeting, is left to the members of the Council and the most important issue for us is to reach a joint agreement with the Democrat to choose the governor compared to the venue of the meeting."

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The two main parties announce the agreement on the Kurdistan Regional Government and the issue of Kirkuk

03:27 - 15/02/2019

 
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Sulaymaniyah - Mawazin News 
The PUK and the Kurdistan Democratic Party held an important meeting in Sulaymaniyah on Friday to discuss the draft political agreement and the formation of the new government in the Kurdistan region. 
"Our meeting today was positive for the dialogue on the formation of the government and the political agreement between the Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan for the coming years in the Kurdistan region," said Saadi Ahmed Perah, a spokesman for the political bureau of the Union in a joint press conference with a member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Party Mahmoud Mohammad, . 
He added that "there was a great consensus on most of the points of Kirkuk and the rest of the other points, and we decided to address all the problems and files and we will take the final version of the agreement to the Political Bureau to make the final decision about it and signing it soon, and we will participate in the meeting of the Parliament of Kurdistan on 18/2 / 2019 ".
He pointed out that "the meeting of the Kirkuk Provincial Council is up to the brothers in the provincial council in any place where the meeting is held, the place is not important to us, either the agreement is important to us, we have no disagreement about the formation of the new government in the Kurdistan region." 
He continued: "Today we discussed the normalization of the situation and activate the provincial council of Kirkuk and the election of the governor, and we reached to address all these files by consensus and dialogue with the rest of the components of Kirkuk, because Kirkuk is a miniature Iraq and the city of consensus and coexistence. 
For his part, said Mahmoud Mohammed, "The meeting was positive and from the perspective of responsibility towards the Kurdistan region and the rule of our common history with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan working to address the existing problems and unify the visions between the two sides." 
He added: we were able to deal with problems and files related to the formation of the government and the presidency of the Kurdistan region and Kirkuk by consensus.
He added that "the draft agreement will be put before the Politburo of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to take the final decision about it, we in the Democratic Party, we have decided and agreed on the draft agreement remains the National Union, which will take the final decision on the draft agreement soon."

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The head of the age in the parliament of Kurdistan to invite the Kurdish MPs in the presence of the session next Monday

01:22 - 16/02/2019

 
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Mawazin News The head of the age in the Parliament of Kurdistan, Rifink Hrori, on Saturday, an invitation to the Kurdish MPs in the presence of the meeting next Monday. 
A parliamentary source told Mawazine News that "the interim president of the Kurdistan Parliament, Rifink Hrori, appealed today to the deputies of the parliament today to attend and complete the paragraphs of the program of work of the parliamentary session on November 5 last year, which is scheduled for Monday 18 "He said. 
He added that "it came in the invitation: after the first meeting of the Parliament of Kurdistan, will be held the second session of the first year of this session at 11 am Monday afternoon."

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Editorial date:: 2019/2/16 14:56  63 times read
The head of the Kurdistan parliament called for a session on Monday
Iraq's parliament speaker called on all members of Parliament to attend the opening session of the first year of the fifth session at 11 am on Monday, 2019/28.
According to the Information Office of the Kurdistan Parliament in a statement received by the {Euphrates News} copy of it "after the meeting of the blocks of the Parliament of Kurdistan and at their request, the head of the first session of the Parliament to invite all members to the opening session of the first year of the fifth legislative session, at 11 am on the morning of Next Monday. " 
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KDP is prepared to convene parliament – what about PUK? By HEVIDAR AHMED 7 minutes ago

A guard stands in front of the Kurdistan Region's parliament building in the capital of Erbil. Photo: Rudaw
A guard stands in front of the Kurdistan Region's parliament building in the capital of Erbil. Photo: Rudaw
The legislature is the cornerstone of a democracy and an authority that gives legitimacy to the establishment, makes and amends laws. The two ruling parties in the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), should reactivate parliament because of its essential role.

The international community views Kurdistan as a region with a democratic system, substantial oil reserves and strategic geopolitically. The US government was able convince its people and congress to assist the Kurds because of a democratic Kurdistan.

The KDP and PUK met on February 5 and agreed parliament should convene on Monday, February 18, to elect a speaker – almost five months after the September 30 election. The KDP and the Change Movement (Gorran) have also met to discuss the post of parliamentary speaker.

Voters had high hopes for their new parliament, but could face fresh disappointment.

The position of speaker has been given to the PUK, but the party is yet to nominate a candidate for the post. Currently, there are two unofficial candidates. They are both women and incumbent MPs – Begard Talabani and Rewas Fayeq.

Two rival factions within the PUK – revolving around the families of the late Jalal Talabani and Kosrat Rasul Ali – are intensely vying for this post. This is while the post of deputy prime minister has reportedly again been given to Qubad Talabani. 

The PUK should finally settle on one candidate for the post of parliamentary speaker and save itself and the KDP from embarrassment. The KDP will then be dealing with one candidate approved by the PUK politburo and leadership council. If the PUK cannot settle on a candidate for the position of parliamentary speaker by Monday, the parliament will not be able to meet.

The KDP reached a deal with Gorran early in their discussions. They agreed to work together to serve the Kurdistan Region, but not against the PUK. This is while the KDP, Gorran and constituents have been waiting for the PUK decision in order for the new cabinet to be finally and completely formed. PUK acting leader Kosrat Rasul Ali met with KDP President Masoud Barzani on February 7. According to PUK officials, the meeting was productive.

The parliamentary meeting on Monday is timed to coincide with the Kirkuk Provincial Council also meeting in Erbil, as per the KDP-PUK agreement. In the Kirkuk meeting, council members are expected to call on the Iraqi federal government to declare an end to the city’s militarization. The PUK has tried unsuccessfully for a year to resolve the problem of Kirkuk with Baghdad, in the absence of the KDP, but Baghdad is more inclined to work with the KDP.

The issue of Kirkuk was a main topic between Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi during talks in Baghdad on February 7. They seem destined to find a solution.

After meeting in Erbil, the Kirkuk Provincial Council is expected to meet in Pirde (Altun Kupri) or elsewhere in Kirkuk province where Turkmen and Arabs would be more willing to participate. The KDP acknowledges the post of Kirkuk governor should be filled by a Kurd. However, the PUK should nominate a person for the post that the KDP supports.

The PUK has asked for the positions of the Kirkuk governor and the Iraqi justice minister as a precondition for the parliamentary meeting scheduled for Monday — thus the reason why the PUK is trying to persuade the KDP for those two positions. On a larger scale, it demonstrates that the PUK wants to rule the Kurdistan Region with the KDP for four more years.

The PUK, which holds 21 parliamentary seats, has requested six ministries. Gorran, which holds 12 seats, wants four ministries. However, this would collectively hand these parties more control than the KDP — which secured 45 parliamentary seats. This is proportionality unacceptable even if we consider this from a geographical perspective — the power shares of Sulaimani and Halabja being greater than those of Erbil and Duhok.

During its 27 years of governance in the Kurdistan Region, the KDP has never asked any party for a post it was not entitled to occupy. It is other parties, especially the PUK, which have consistently asked for posts that the KDP has been entitled to fill in Erbil and Baghdad. The KDP has always been kind enough to give its shares for the sake of political, social, and economic stability in the Kurdistan Region.

This time, however, KDP supporters and members have told KDP leaders it should not give its shares to other parties, especially the PUK. KDP President Masoud Barzani will ultimately make a final decision.

The KDP in collaboration with other parties could form a democratically elected government without the PUK — but it would not be an easy task. A government in which the PUK does not participate cannot serve the interests of the people of Kurdistan. The PUK should know the KDP would not form the new cabinet without them. They should also realize time is running out.
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Without Kirkuk, PUK will not strike deal with KDP By Rudaw 1 hour ago

PUK Leadership Council meet in Sulaimani, February 16, 2019. Photo: PUK media outlets
PUK Leadership Council meet in Sulaimani, February 16, 2019. Photo: PUK media outlets
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Without an official agreement on Kirkuk, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will not strike a deal on paper with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), PUK officials said Saturday. 

Headed by Kosrat Rasul Ali, the party’s most senior official, the PUK Leadership Council met in Sulaimani on Saturday to discuss Friday’s meeting between the politburos of the Region’s two biggest parties, the PUK and the KDP.

Their meeting came ahead of a parliamentary session scheduled for Monday, February 18. 

However, following the Leadership Council meeting on Saturday, a PUK official said: “The three questions – the parliament session, Kirkuk, and Baghdad – must be worked on together, not preparations made for just one of them.” 

The official’s comments come despite a statement from KDP spokesman Mahmood Mohammed following Friday’s meeting, which stressed that issues related to the formation of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Kirkuk’s governorship, and the presidency had been resolved.

On February 5, after months of wrangling, the KDP and PUK appeared to have finally reached an agreement to hold a parliament session and the Kirkuk Provincial Council meeting simultaneously on February 18.

However, Ala Talabani, an MP in the Iraqi parliament and a member of the PUK Leadership Council, told the party’s media the Kirkuk question has not been settled.

“We have emphasized that without a final say on Kirkuk, we will not sign any agreements,” Talabani said.

The importance of the oil-rich disputed province to solving the KDP-PUK impasse was summed up by senior PUK official Bafel Talabani on the sidelines of talks when he said: “Reaching an agreement is very easy: Kirkuk, Kirkuk, and Kirkuk.”

Discussing Friday’s meeting on Saturday, the PUK said it is committed to “the basis of February 5’s political agreement which was ratified between the KDP and PUK politburos, which detailed the meetings of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, the election of a governor and the normalization of the province as well as the Kurdistan Parliament’s session.”

The PUK added it is “ready for a comprehensive political agreement on the questions of Kurdistan, Kirkuk and Iraq as one single package.”

“Any steps made forward without an agreement between the political parties, particularly between the KDP and PUK, will not serve the interests of our nation and the political process.”

Recent developments on the ground require “unity and unanimity” to stand against threats to the Kurdistan Region.

The Kurdistan Region held parliamentary elections on September 30, 2018. The winning parties are yet to form a government. 
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National Union: ready to sign an agreement on the governments of the region and Iraq and the issue of Kirkuk in one package

04:45 - 16/02/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - Mawazin News 
The PUK leadership council issued a statement on Saturday at the end of its meeting in the city of Sulaymaniyah, while stressing its readiness to sign an agreement relating to the post of governor of Kirkuk and the governments of the Kurdistan region and Iraq with one package. 
"The PUK leadership council held its regular meeting on Saturday in the city of Sulaymaniyah under the supervision of Kusrat Rasul Ali, deputy secretary-general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and in the presence of Barham Saleh, second deputy secretary-general," the council said in a statement received by Mawazine News. Political blocs in Kurdistan, Iraq and the region, the province of Kirkuk and the cut off areas of Kurdistan, and the negotiations on the political agreement between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party on the Kurdistan region, Baghdad and Kirkuk and national and national issues. And her. "
The statement added, "The leader of the Council renewed its emphasis on the National Union's commitment to the foundations of political agreement between the political offices of the National Union and the Democratic Party, which was signed on 5 February, on the Kirkuk Provincial Council meeting and the inauguration of the governor of Kirkuk and restore the situation in the province in conjunction with the parliament session Kurdistan, so the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan stresses that he is ready to conclude a comprehensive agreement on Kurdistan, Kirkuk and Iraq issues as a package and the conclusion of a political agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic party around the cooperation and participation of the Kurdish political forces in order to achieve the unity of parties Kurdistan and true partnership serve the higher interests of the people of Kurdistan. "
He pointed out that "in this sense, to take any step without political agreement between the parties, especially the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party does not serve the higher interests of our people and the political process, at a time when the region finds itself in front of changes and require the interests of our people from all sides the unity of the word row to face the risks and protect the interests of our people, ".anthy 29 / h

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The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) distributes the former Governor of

02:57 - 16/02/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - Mawazine News 
The PUK leadership council decided on Saturday to appoint a special committee on the removal of Necmettin Karim, according to the rules of procedure of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. 
"The leadership council, during its meeting today, has entrusted the issue of removing Najemuddin Karim from its ranks to a specialized committee," said Wassa Rasool, a member of the PUIC leadership council. Internal structure of the National Union ". 
He added that "Necmettin Karim has announced more than once that he is no longer in the ranks of the National Union and according to the system that any member of the National Union, whatever his position, if he indicated that he is no longer in the ranks of the party, it is deported."

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Source: Change and Democratization are close to agreement on the form of Kurdistan Regional Government

06:14 - 16/02/2019

 
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Special - balance News 
reported Kurdish source on Saturday that the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the MDC have become close relatives of the agreement in the form of the future of the Kurdistan Regional Government. 
"The current meeting between the party and the movement witnessed convergence of views on the form of the next government," the source said in an interview with Mawazine News. 
He added that "the parties are close to completion of the agreement and determine the positions to be received by each party." 
The Kurdistan Regional Parliament is preparing to hold its first session in the fourth parliamentary session on Monday

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1 hour ago, nannab said:

They are playing nice for the time being.

:twothumbs:  Yota

It is fringing scary that they are or seem to be working to find a solution and get this done. 

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