Elec­tion has Be­gun and the Eighth Cab­i­net

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

Form­ing the eighth of The Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment's cab­i­net has de­layed for six months, what has caused politi­cian’s con­tro­versy? The politi­cians them­selves in­tend to grab the at­ten­tion of the pub­lic for their po­lit­i­cal aim and their own pur­poses. They say the first win­ner of the elec­tion, which is the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party, the (KDP), is to be blamed for the de­lay in form­ing the eighth cab­i­net of the govern­ment. Ap­par­ently, these re­marks are solely re­lated to the in­for­ma­tion the or­di­nary people know ahead of politi­cians, but the un­seen part has never been re­vealed to people. I’m sure that a large num­ber of politi­cians also ei­ther don’t know or don’t want to know. Why? Be­cause the ac­tual re­spon­si­ble for the de­lay wants to ab­di­cate the re­spon­si­bil­ity and run away from re­al­ity and truth. They ac­tu­ally in­tend not to move the process for­ward for the sake of gain­ing some ad­min­is­tra­tive posts and higher po­si­tions.

The re­al­ity is that the KDP, which is the first win­ner of the elec­tion and ought to form the govern­ment, wants all the po­lit­i­cal par­ties to par­tic­i­pate in the new cab­i­net, es­pe­cially those who have seats and will have role in the po­lit­i­cal fu­ture in Kur­dis­tan, adding to the le­gal right of those par­ties who have de­cent num­ber in the par­lia­ment. This will lead to the for­ma­tion of a joint and an ac­tive govern­ment. Con­se­quently, the op­po­si­tion in this case will not move into the front of neg­a­tive op­pos­ing as be­fore. This sit­u­a­tion is ba­si­cally strate­gic and guar­an­tees tran­quil­ity, unity and ef­fec­tive­ness of Kur­dis­tan.

The cam­paign of provin­cial elec­tions in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has be­gun. This is a cru­cial process to some po­lit­i­cal par­ties, es­pe­cially in Sle­maniyah Prov­ince, be­cause the tough and fierce com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the Pa­triot Union of Kur­dis­tan and Gor­ran Move­ment is there. It’s true that KDP is step­ping up the cam­paign un­hur­riedly with lots of reck­on­ing and in­ter­pre­ta­tion, but it doesn’t seem to be go­ing through an un­fa­vor­able process, be­cause Duhok and Er­bil will even­tu­ally vote in fa­vor of the KDP. Hal­abja has re­cently been des­ig­nated as a gov­er­norate. The his­tor­i­cal de­ci­sion was made by his Ex­cel­lency the Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani. This will fur­ther activate the vot­ers. That’s why it’s not im­pos­si­ble that the de­ci­sion to form the new govern­ment in the com­ing days will be an­nounced very soon, which is yet an­other po­lit­i­cal achieve­ment for the KDP. Sub­se­quently, this is go­ing to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on the voting process.

A govern­ment of na­tional unity, in which Kurds, Turk­mans, Kil­dans, Syr­i­asc and Assyr­i­ans could take part, will re­sult in tak­ing ef­fec­tive and sub­stan­tial steps to­wards a brighter fu­ture. The par­tic­i­pa­tion of var­i­ous po­lit­i­cal par­ties in the cab­i­net will once again demon­strate the unity of the Kurds, which is in­dis­pen­si­ble at the mo­ment, be­cause the con­flicts with Bag­dad are deep­en­ing, the crises of the whole re­gion are wors­en­ing and the world is about to en­ter a new cold war.

The Kur­dis­tan elec­tion process is widerang­ing. Chris­tians, dif­fer­ent eth­nic groups, Is­lamists, com­mu­nists, and demo­cratic and na­tional po­lit­i­cal par­ties are tak­ing part. No po­lit­i­cal party has boy­cotted the elec­tion. On the con­trary, the lists have in­creased in num­ber. So the process is ap­par­ently smooth and demo­cratic and it’s def­i­nitely gain­ing mo­men­tum based on the prin­ci­ples of re­spect­ing the dif­fer­ences, and car­ing of the real par­tic­i­pa­tion of all groups, var­i­ous ide­o­log­i­cal com­po­nents and di­rec­tions within the frame­work of the law. The po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in Kur­dis­tan is quite dif­fer­ent from that in the coun­try's cap­i­tal Bagh­dad where si­mul­ta­ne­ously along­side the start of the par­lia­men­tary elec­tion cam­paigns on April 1st the se­cu­rity is con­tin­u­ously de­te­ri­o­rat­ing. In ad­di­tion, the po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic and so­cial crises are deep­en­ing.

So how im­por­tant is the elec­tion if there were no se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment? The an­swer to this ques­tion is ob­vi­ous. The process of elec­tion alone will not end the crises if the pol­icy of tol­er­ance, co­ex­is­tence and democ­racy won't be im­ple­mented. A peace­ful hand­ing over of the power in the cap­i­tal is of great im­por­tance. What’s more im­por­tant is that people in Kur­dis­tan will vote for the best ser­vice and de­vel­op­ment, but in Iraq for strength­en­ing the power of an eth­nic group and a cer­tain party whose con­vic­tion re­gard­ing democ­racy is du­bi­ous. The dif­fer­ence is there if you want to be­hold.

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