KDP official: constitution is for the future of Kurdistan
The Kurdistan Parliament Speaker, Yusuf Mohammed, announced that they are working simultaneously on drafting the constitution and resolving the issue of the presidential term. He showed optimism that the Parliament can finalize both very soon. Mohammed led a parliamentary delegation to visit the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo.
The delegation included deputy to Speaker Jaa’far Imenki and Fakhradin Qaaidr, Secretary of the Parliament. It was welcomed by Fadhil Mirani, the Secretary of the KDP.
After the meeting between the two parties, Mirani and Mohammed held a press conference and spoke about the content of the meeting.
Mirani stated that the national and political issues have to be solved far from point scoring and a political consensus should be made on the sensitive issues.
At the beginning of the press conference, Mohammed announced: “We talked about the steps that have been taken and those which should be taken in the future so as to improve the political process in Kurdistan. We are intending to make the current burden easier on the people of Kurdistan while we are fighting the terrorists of the Islamic State.”
In addition, Mohammed added that the meetings of the parliamentary delegation with the different parties have made the ground well prepared for more rational dialogue, adding that legal procedures have also taken to solve everything through law.
The aim of the meeting with the KDP team was to reach a consensus regarding the national issues such as constitution and the presidential term.
The Parliament Speaker revealed that a committee is expected to be formed consisting of 21 members to review and revise the current constitution draft. Mohammed went on and said that the political blocs in the Parliament are discussing the formation of the committee and the President of Kurdistan should approve it.
The KDP official on his part said that his party is happy to host such a delegation, aiming to solve the national issues. Mi- rani said: “Let’s our top priority be the protection of the Kurdistan Region and its achievements.”
Regarding the KDP stance on these two significant issues, Mirani declared that his party follows a method to cooperate with the Parliament and hailed the role of the parliament presi- dency.
He further added that: “We, the parliament presidency and all other political parties are thinking about protecting the security and stability of the Region. We will strive to increase the harmony between the parties and reach a common understanding.”
Mirani also said that some people say the constitution is for the KDP while we say it is for all the people of Kurdistan, adding that having different views of other parties over the current issues is something normal.
“We are discussing everything very patiently in favour of the people. We are striving to come up with a constitution and presidential system for Kurdistan,” concluded Fadhil Mirani.