It seems that all the political parties in Kurdistan have responded positively and respected the wishes expressed by the President Massoud Barzani on the fourth of April, and kept all election campaigns peaceful and civilized.
"To show a civilized and modern image of Kurdistan to the world and win the trust of the public, I ask all Kurdish political parties to run a peaceful election campaign and stay away from any violence," Barzani states, and he could not have been more right.
Lately, fear of gunshots and car screeches in the middle of the night has diminished. The unstable and hectic atmosphere that goes along with elections in Kurdistan has been subdued to a much calmer, almost carnival-like kind of environment. The way things have been developing presents a very positive image of the Kurdish region.
With this, Kurdistan can sigh with satisfaction because the election time is always the hardest time, but we've so far managed to keep it under control .