Will KDP Sur­ren­der to the Op­po­nent’s Pres­sure?

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

Last week, four po­lit­i­cal par­ties in South­ern Kur­dis­tan drafted some bills for down­grad­ing the po­si­tion of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dency. They all at­tempt to stage a par­lia­men­tary coup against Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party by im­pos­ing a block­ade on it, and sub­se­quently re­duce its power, po­si­tion and projects. Through­out their at­tempt, they wanted to in­volve (Pres­i­dent Barzani) into one of the po­lit­i­cal agen­das through which they in­tend to strike some of his projects that have raised con­cerns of the re­gional coun­tries, es­pe­cially Iran and the Shi­ite groups. Barzani is an ally to the US and west, he’s work­ing for es­tab­lish­ing a civ­i­lized so­ci­ety, and has a pro­ject of form­ing a mod­ern state of Kur­dis­tan.

The meet­ing caused deep shocks and a state of po­lit­i­cal panic in Kur­dis­tan. What hap­pened was not un­pre­dicted be­cause it’s been a while since these four po­lit­i­cal par­ties are mak­ing up their de­ci­sions un­der the in­flu­ence of a neigh­bor­ing coun­try, reach­ing the point that they called the Ira­nian rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the par­lia­ment to su­per­vise their meet­ing dur­ing their par­lia­men­tary coup. They ad­mit­ted pres­ence of Iran af­ter their illegal po­lit­i­cal de­feat, what’s more cat­a­strophic is that they made an even worse ex­cuse that they’ve in­vited Iran to the Par­lia­ment be­cause they felt fright­ened. So Iran is the power, sup­port and source of cer­tainty for these po­lit­i­cally-mis­un­der­stood four po­lit­i­cal par­ties. This is what proves that they con­sider KDP and Pres­i­dent Barzani as threats to their com­mon in­ter­ests.

In ad­di­tion to its in­sis­tence on con­sen­sus and le­gal so­lu­tion of the prob­lems, KDP is not far to con­sider other sce­nar­ios and al­ter­na­tives. While the com­po­nents such as (Chris­tians, Turk­men, Ezidis and Kakayis) sup­port KDP, the So­cial­ists and the Third Move­ment as two par­lia­men­tary blocks be­side other com­po­nents are with KDP’s plan of set­tling the prob­lems. They think that the four par­ties have pre­vi­ously de­famed them and ac­cused them of be­ing sub­or­di­nated and con­trolled by the KDP.

Other than the le­gal so­lu­tion and in- sis­tence on na­tional con­sen­sus, KDP can­not sac­ri­fice its rights in power for sat­is­fac­tion of other par­ties and pre­serv­ing the com­mon po­lit­i­cal work. And in­stead of main­tain­ing the com­mon work and un­der­stand­ing, other par­ties draw plans and agen­das for weak­en­ing KDP. This pol­icy mak­ing is not ac­cept­able, not only in pol­i­tics, but even in trad­ing and small in­vest­ments.

Another sce­nario is that KDP will not take part in the in­clu­sive gov­ern­ment, and the po­lit­i­cal part­ner­ship that ex­ists in gov­ern­ment and par­lia­ment will be re­con­sid­ered, or an early elec­tion will be called.

On the par­lia­ment meet­ing day, they were able to carry on the meet­ing un­der slo­gans and rais­ing the fin­gers of vic­tory with­out KDP, Turk­men, So­cial­ists and Third Move­ment, with pres­ence of rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Iran. But out­side the par­lia­ment, another po­lit­i­cal cir­cum­stance arose. Some of the Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union MPs in Duhok Province of­fi­cially ex­pressed their dis­ap­proval of their party’s at­ti­tude. This may make changes in po­lit­i­cal equa­tions and de­vel­op­ments.

Po­lit­i­cal short-sight­ed­ness is a big catas­tro­phe; what’s more cat­a­strophic is to cover up your weak­ness by invit­ing another coun­try, and be­liev­ing that hypocrisy and fal­si­fi­ca­tion in pol­i­tics is end­less.

Kurds have a proverb say­ing “Rope of lies is short.” It ex­actly is. The po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ment in Kur­dis­tan made this im­age pop up more clearly last week. The four par­ties want to seize power un­der the slo­gan of de­moc­ra­ti­za­tion of power, and to push not only the main party of Kur­dis­tan, but the decisive one into a cor­ner, iso­lated from pol­i­tics and the public and with the help of an ex­ter­nal power, with­out even con­sid­er­ing the al­ter­na­tives, po­lit­i­cal cards and po­lit­i­cal cred­i­bil­ity of the KDP.

We said the catas­tro­phe of ly­ing and short-sight­ed­ness in pol­i­tics is a se­ri­ous dis­ease, that’s why there’s no sur­ren­der in pol­i­tics. Con­sen­sus and mu­tual un­der­stand­ing have al­ways been the main power of suc­cess.

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