President Barzani urges parties to solve issues through dialogue
In a statement released on June 29, Kurdistan Region President, Masoud Barzani, called on political parties in Kurdistan Region to solve the current issues, including the presidency of the region.
“I call on the political parties to return to negotiations and dialogue, because only dialogue can tackle national issues, including the presidency,” Barzani said.
Barzani added "I have done all my primary works through consensus and consulting with oth- ers. I have respected the consensus and agreements of the parties,"
Barzani said he approved some bills, despite having notes on them, just to keep the unity of among the political blocs.
Members of the Kurdistan Parliament held the first session to read a series of resolutions proposed by Kurdish parties to amend the region’s presidential law on June 23.
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Change Movement (Goran), Kurdistan Islamic Union and Kurdistan Islamic Group each submitted a version of an amendment to the parliament on the current presidential law.
Barzani called the session and resolutions a “Threat to the basis of agreement and dialogue,” as the new amendments to the existing law call for the president to be appointed by parliament, instead of by multi-party consensus.
“More than any other time, we need agreement, unity and dialogue today.” Barzani said