Season of political games towards the beginning of the end
One of the good aspects of political process in Kurdistan Region is returning to political talks and listening to each other. When the political authority in the Region comes to know the situation is heading towards tension and crises, it soon thinks of returning to the logic of talks, understanding, and dialogue. This is going to keep us away from tensions and elimination of one another. On the contrary, when the opposition parties know the situation is tranquil and the tensions are disappearing, they bring about a new project, eliminating their old projects in a random line, and propose an exactly opposite program from what they had proposed earlier to the authority. So the disputes revive from the starting point.
On the July 17, 2013, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, stated in a message that though he didn't agree with the content of extending the term of the presidency, but he for the sake of respecting the situation, he agreed, providing that the issues must be addressed during one year and work hard after the Sept 21st election to handover the power, and whomever people elects to be the president of the Region he will congratulate him. This is the untying of the knots, and the termination of all propagandas and pressures which Islamic parties and Gorran movement have recently started on Kurdistan Region president. This will cross the logic and breaks down all the fantasies, decisions and estimations of the opposition regarding dictatorship which were being issued against Barzani.
Barzani says he will support all parties for consensus, understanding and cooperation. All the variety of political components, Kurds, Turkmen, Kildan, Assyrians and other religions should take part in deciding on their determination in Kurdistan. The decision should not be made only by PDK, PUK and other three opposition parties; on the contrary, all components of Kurdistan should take part in matters and decisions of importance. This is a suitable logic for tolerance, understanding, trusted co-decision and improving democracy principles.
When one looks at political equation of Kurdistan, feels a tough conflict and change. PDK and PUK want be opponents in the parliamentary and provincial election and are running in separate lists, but at the same time, they want to maintain their strategic agreement, which they consider an important factor of peace, development and political understanding in Kurdistan.
The three opposition parties believe this step of PDK and PUK to harm their future and public standing; they always disadvantage from the unity of PDK and PUK, and the opposite make them grow. So they work to drive the situation into a direction in which violence is used, and create a constant political chaos and disorder.
That's why the opposition parties have decided to respond (No) for every (Yes) of the authority, and similarly respond (No) for every (No) of the authority. So the directions are opposite to understanding and the elements which give reinforcement to democracy in Kurdistan. No consensus seems to be achieved by going in this direction. The opposition's political conflict is going in a direction that they do not intend to get advantage of Barzani's opinion who says" I did not intend to re-elect to the Region Presidency", at the same time, they can't stand his presence in the position as Region's president. So the conflicts go across from being natural and are driven towards a direction which circumstances in Kurdistan cannot bear. This is a kind of childish sickness, because they don't want a political process to proceed with respecting will of people of Kurdistan and consensus, this is considered as a doubt, a political doubt.
But we should not forget that Kurdistan will keep living in tranquility, because Barzani has understood the political games and he manages the matters calmly with a wide vision, so that the process maintained in peace and did not reach a point where couldn't be controlled. He can't hand over the destiny of Kurdistan people to the hurricane of fear and worries and political chaos. He always work for decision, unity and the will of Kurdistan people by (Yes), and the others who have a narrowed-vision political intention in political conflict and always want to decide by (No). Not to forget the world does not consist of black and white only, there various colors, ideas and methods. The ones, who keep the door to understanding and respecting each other and returning to the will of people, always win the process.