KDP: All the par­ties should par­tic­i­pate in con­sti­tu­tion amend­ment

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment de­cided to form a com­mit­tee, con­sist­ing of 21 mem­bers, aim­ing to amend the con­sti­tu­tion draft for ref­er­en­dum, which might lead to change the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem and the pres­i­den­tial term.

Now, the po­lit­i­cal blocs in the Par­lia­ment have not been able to form the com­mit­tee due to some dis­putes on the mech­a­nism of nom­i­nat­ing the mem­bers and the share of the blocs.

Spokesman of Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) in the Par­lia­ment Mo­hammed Ali Yaseen an­nounced that con­sti­tu­tion is not a project for one party only, but for all. In ad­di­tion, it is for the fu­ture of the coun­try.

“So, all the par­ties and dif­fer­ent com­po­nents should have their rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the com­mit­tee. We stress that they should all join it, even if it would be on the KDP’s count.”

Yaseen also added that the Is­lamic par­ties, Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union and Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic League, are with the KDP over par­tic­i­pa­tion of the small par­ties in the con­sti­tu­tion amend­ment process.

He di­rectly crit­i­cized the Change Move­ment, lo­cally known as Gor­ran, the Pa­tri­otic Union of Kurd- is­tan, PUK, for op­pos­ing to bring the small groups into the com­mit­tee.

"Con­sti­tu­tion is a project that re­lates to the fu­ture of ev­ery sin­gle in­di­vid­ual, no mat­ter which party one af­fil­i­ates with in Kur­dis­tan. In the light of this per­spec­tive, the KDP wants all the par­ties to join the com­mit­tee," Yassen said.

Bah­man Hus­sein, lead­er­ship mem­ber of the Kur­dis­tan Toil­ers Party, ex­pressed his wor­ries and said: “Con­sti­tu­tion is not a priv­i­lege to be given to a cer­tain party, it is for all.”

He added that they found some par­ties that are against the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the small par­ties in the com­mit­tee which he be­lieves does not serve the unity of the par­ties.

Wahid Yaqoo Hur­moz, head of Chaldean Assyr­ian bloc in the Par­lia­ment, said that the KDP has al­ways been sup­port­ing the mi­nori­ties and tried to usher them to the po­lit­i­cal process.

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