PUK and Gor­ran reached agree­ment to dis­trib­ute Su­laimani posts

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Su­laimani’s two ma­jor par­ties, the PUK and Change Move­ment, signed an agree­ment on De­cem­ber 11, 2014 to dis­trib­ute the lo­cal gover­norate posts be­tween them. The process took almost seven months of dis­cus­sions to hand over power peace­fully in the Kur­dish Cap­i­tal City of Cul­ture.

Ac­cord­ing to the agree­ment, the Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan of for­mer Iraqi Pres­i­dent Jalal Tal­a­bani will take the first two years of the Gov­er­nor post. Change Move­ment, known as Gor­ran lo­cally, will take the sec­ond two years of the post.

The dis­putes have not only been over the Su­lia­mani’s lo­cal posts, but the two par­ties re­lated the dis­tri­bu­tion of the posts to the posts in the new Kur­dish Prov­ince of Hal­abaja, which won the ti­tle of “Prov­ince” be­cause it was gassed by the for­mer Iraqi regime in 1988.

Based on the mu­tual agree­ment, Gor­ran will be in charge to take the po­si­tion of Hal­abja gov­er­nor for the first two years. Then the two par­ties will ex­change the gov­er­nor posts in both Su­laimani and Hal­abja.

They finalized the agree­ment of 12 points after dozens of meet­ings.

The par­ties de­scribe the Provin­cial Coun­cil as a “Su­laimani Do­mes­tic Gov­ern­ment”. They de­cided to form a broad­based do­mes­tic gov­ern­ment that will in­clude all the win­ning par­ties in the provin­cial elec­tions.

The PUK can­di­date for the gov­er­nor po­si­tion is Aso Faraidun who gained around 100,000 votes and he would be in the of­fice un­til Au­gust 9, 2016.

While, Haval AbuBaker, Gor­ran can­di­date for gov­er­nor post, gained more than 250,000 votes. He will take the of­fice for the sec­ond two years.

The head of ad­min­is­tra­tive units of dis­tricts and sub-dis­tricts would be in­di­cated di­rectly by the Provin­cial Coun­cil un­til they se­lect the of­fi­cials through an elec­tion, ac­cord­ing to the agree­ment.

The PUK and Gor­ran will form a joint com­mit­tee to ne­go­ti­ate with other par­ties in or­der to share the posts with them based on their elec­toral en­ti­tle­ment.

The Provin­cial Coun­cils of Su­laimani and Hal­abja will re­view all the di­rec­torates, col­leges, health cen­ters, in­de­pen­dent boards and will re­or­ga­nize and dis­trib­ute the posts based on the agree­ment.

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