Election has Begun and the Eighth Cabinet
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.