Parliament seeks mechanism to amend Constitution
Kurdistan Parliament members are in discussions in order to find a mechanism to amend Kurdistan Constitution draft based on a special law. For that purpose, a committee is planned to be formed by the PMs and other professional personnel.
The Kurdistan Constitution draft had been one of the most controversial subjects among the PMs in the previous Parliament round. But this time indications can tell that there is a tendency among all the sides for reaching a solution.
Firsat Sofy, an PM from the Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc, said the new mechanism for amending the draft is to approve of a special law under the name of Preparatory Law for Kurdistan Region Constitution Referendum. For that purpose a committee will be formed and professional people from inside and outside of the Parliament can become members.
“The constitution should be agreed upon by all the sides regardless of political party interests. Professional people will be given chance to talk on how to amend the draft,” Sofy said.
The governing system in Kurdistan, the election of Kurdistan Region President and his authorities have been the most controversial issues which will be dealt with in the draft.
Abubakir Haladni, another Parliament Member from Kurdistan Islamic Party bloc said the Parliament has already decided to form a committee to introduce the required changes in the draft.
He also said serious attempts have to be made in order to pass the draft as soon as possible. “The Constitution can solve not only the internal issues but also the problems between KRG and Iraqi Federal Government as well.” He noted.
The draft constitution of Kurdistan, which consists of 122 articles, has not been put in to referendum yet because of the different views on many of the paragraphs contained therein.