Coex­is­tence and Brother­hood List to start elec­tion cam­paign

“Around 8,155 can­di­dates have been reg­is­tered in 139 lists across the coun­try to try to win 447 seats in 15 prov­inces”.

The Kurdish Globe - - NATIONAL - By Salih Wal­ad­bagi

Kur­dish Coex­is­tence and Brother­hood List, which in­cludes eight Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties in the province of Mo­sul, has re­cently started an elec­tion cam­paign for the up­com­ing pro­vin­cial elec­tion in Iraq.

The list in­cludes both lead­ing rul­ing par­ties; Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP), and Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan (PUK). Lead­ing op­po­si­tion par­ties are also in­cluded in the list; Gor­ran Move­ment, Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union (KIU) and Kur­dis­tan Is- lamic Group (KIG). Other par­ties such as the so­cial­ist and com­mu­nist par­ties are also in­cluded. A to­tal of 44 can­di­dates will com­pete to win 42 seats in the pro­vin­cial coun­cil.

Saeed Mamoozini, spokesper­son for the KDP 14th of­fice in Mo­sul, told the Kur­dish news agen­cies that the list has been in­tro­duced to peo­ple a few days ago. He also stated that the list has a very indepth plan to com­pete in the up­com­ing Iraqi pro­vin­cial elec­tion.

He high­lighted that the list is as pow­er­ful and united as it should be and went on to ex­plain that the uni­fi­ca­tion of Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties in the up­com­ing elec­tion is a very “pos­i­tive” move for­ward for Kur­dish pol­i­tics. The ma­jor ob­jec­tive of the list, he said, is to be united as one voice out­side the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion in or­der to not let other en­ti­ties to take ad­van­tage from the break be­tween the Kur­dish par­ties.

There are al­most 1 mil­lion vot­ers in the province of Mo­sul and the provin- cial coun­cil in any province con­sists of 42 seats. In the last pro­vin­cial elec­tion in Iraq, Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal en­ti­ties won 12 seats in Mo­sul, while a large num­ber of Kur­dish votes dis­ap­peared due to par­tic­i­pat­ing in dif­fer­ent lists.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lit­i­cal ac­cord signed by the Kur­dish en­ti­ties, the KDP will be the head of the list in the province of Mo­sul, the PUK in Diala and Gor­ran Move­ment in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk, So­cial­ist party in the cap­i­tal city of Bagh­dad and KIG in Sala­haddin province. KIU will be the of­fi­cial speaker of the list, con­sis­tent with the ac­cord. Sir­wan Ahmed, a mem­ber of In­de­pen­dent High Elec­toral Com­mis­sion, said that as the up­com­ing elec­tion ap­proaches around 25 for­eign me­dia out­lets, 5, 974 domestic NGO, 8, 305 ob­servers from po­lit­i­cal en­ti­ties as well as 550 domestic me­dia out­lets will be mon­i­tor­ing the elec­tion across the coun­try.

“Around 8,155 can­di­dates have been reg­is­tered in 139 lists across the coun­try to try to win 447 seats in 15 prov­inces,” he said.

The photo shows the logo of Kur­dish Coex­is­tence and Brother­hood List for the up­com­ing pro­vin­cial elec­tions in Iraq.

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