Par­lia­ment mon­i­tors gov­ern­ment work in­ten­sively

Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment has asked the gov­ern­ment 80 ques­tions in three months

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The 2013 par­lia­men­tary elec­tions in Kur­dis­tan re­gion cre­ated a big change in the po­lit­i­cal and gov­ern­men­tal process since all the win­ning po­lit­i­cal par­ties in­clud­ing the op­po­si­tion de­cided to par­tic­i­pate in the eighth cab­i­net.

Big changes have also oc­curred in the re­la­tions be­tween the Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment (KRG). Bet­ter co­op­er­a­tion and co­or­di­na­tion can be dis­cerned be­tween the two.

Fakhraddin Qader, a Sec­re­tary in the Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment, said «This round of the Par­lia­ment is very dif­fer­ent from the pre­vi­ous ones.The Par­lia­ment Pres­i­dency, for in­stance, is run by a group from dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal par­ties and rep­re­sen­ta­tives un­like the pre­vi­ous one that was run only by two par­ties.”

Within a pe­riod of only three months, ac­cord­ing to Qader, the Par­lia­ment has dis­cussed sev­eral sen­si­tive is­sues such as: the amend­ment of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dency’s law, re­or­ga­ni­za­tion of the demon­stra­tion law, High Elec­toral Com­mis­sion and Po­lit­i­cal par­ties’ bud­get laws.

Based on the in­ter­nal sys­tem of the Par­lia­ment and the Gov­ern­ment, the two sides have to meet once a month. “The Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment has asked the Gov­ern­ment 80 cru­cial ques­tions only in three months,” said Qader.

In the last meet­ing be­tween the two or­gans, which was held on Au­gust 26, the Speaker of the Par­lia­ment Dr. Yusif Muham­mad Sadiq and Nechir­van Barzani, Prime Min­is­ter of KRG, met each other. At the meet­ing, Dr. Sadiq gave an ex­pla­na­tion about what the dif­fer­ent com­mit­tees in the Par­lia­ment have done for the refugees of the re­cent events in Kur­dis­tan and the sit­u­a­tion of Pesh­merg forces in fight­ing against the ISIS. He also talked about the fi­nan­cial cri­sis in Kur­dis­tan since Bagh­dad has re­fused to send Kur­dis­tan’s share of the bud­get since the start of the year.

On his side, Nechir­van Barzani in­formed the Speaker that KRG has done its best to help refugees in gen­eral and Yezidis and Christian from Shin­gal and Musil in par­tic­u­lar. He crit­i­cized the Iraqi gov­ern­ment since it has not done any­thing in support of the refugees in Kur­dis­tan.

Both sides agreed on in­form­ing more coun­tries about the sit­u­a­tion of the refugees, their ur­gent needs inside the camps and the ne­ces­sity of con­sid­er­ing the mas­sacre of Shin­gali peo­ple as geno­cide.

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