Kur­dis­tan par­ties urged to re­solve pres­i­dency is­sue

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The Kur­dish politi­cian, Dr Mah­mud Oth­man, said any at­tempts out­side of agree­ment and con­sen­sus will have no pos­i­tive re­sult for solv­ing the pres­i­dency is­sues; the par­ties have to un­der­stand each other in or­der they can reach an agree­ment.

The Po­lit­i­cal observers think the po­lit­i­cal par­ties have to stick by Pres­i­dent Barzani's mes­sage for the sake of reach­ing na­tional con­sen­sus. If the po­lit­i­cal sides do not reach an agree­ment, the best so­lu­tion is be­lieved to be elec­tion in or­der Kur­dis­tan can get out of the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal cri­sis.

The Kur­dish politi­cian, Dr Mah­mud Oth­man, said any at­tempts out­side of agree­ment and con­sen­sus will have no pos­i­tive re­sult for solv­ing the pres­i­dency is­sues; the par­ties have to un­der­stand each other in or­der they can reach an agree­ment.

The po­lit­i­cal par­ties have dif­fer­ent opin­ions whether the Kur­dis­tan pres­i­dent should be elected in­side par­lia­ment or by peo­ple. Oth­man thinks this is­sue has to be put in to ref­er­en­dum so that the peo­ple can de­cide by them­selves whether they want their pres­i­dent to be elected by peo­ple or by par­lia­ment mem­bers.

"The po­lit­i­cal sides still have time to reach an agree­ment and solve their is­sues. In this cur­rent time, the sides have to keep the prin­ci­ple of unity be­cause the re­gion is go­ing to­ward in­de­pen­dence," said Oth­man

Pakhshan Zan­gana, another politi­cian, thinks Kur­dis­tan need all the po­lit­i­cal sides to be united in this cur­rent time be­cause there are many en­e­mies try­ing to get ben­e­fit from any po­lit­i­cal ten­sions.

Zan­gana hopes the dis­agree­ments be­tween the po­lit­i­cal sides will end soon.

Kur­dish politi­cian, Oth­man Ocalan, said "No one in Kur­dis­tan is happy with the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal un­rest the re­gion is pass­ing by. The re­gion is in fight­ing with ter­ror­ists and is in fi­nan­cial cri­sis with Iraqi gov­ern­ment. In or­der to get out of the cur­rent predica­ment, we need some­one like pres­i­dent Barzani to head the re­gion,"

Ocalan thinks peo­ple have to be given their rights in de­ter­min­ing on cru­cial is­sues such as pres­i­dency post.

The spokesman of Is­lamic Move­ment in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Ab­dul­lah Warte, said pres­i­dent Barzani's mes­sage em­pha­siz- es on na­tional con­sen­sus and po­lit­i­cal agree­ment among all the sides. He re­it­er­ates his party's sup­port for Barzani's mes­sage.

Jaafer Sheikh Mustafa, the com­man­der of 70 forces in Kur­dis­tan re­gion, said "The po­lit­i­cal sides need to put po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ests aside and think of na­tional in­ter­ests in­stead,"

He thinks na­tional con­sen­sus and agree­ment are best so­lu­tions for end­ing po­lit­i­cal ten­sions in this sta­tus-quo.

Be­side the politi­cians, many coun­tries like US and Franc urge Kur­dis­tan par­ties to re­solve pres­i­dency is­sue.

We hope all par­ties will be united in re­solv­ing the po­lit­i­cal cri­sis Iraqi Kur­dis­tan is fac­ing now, in­clud­ing the is­sue of the pres­i­dency,” French For­eign Min­istry spokesman Alexan­dre Giorgini told a news con­fer­ence.

He also re­it­er­ated French sup­port for the au­ton­o­mous Kur­dish en­clave in north­ern Iraq over its year-long war with the Is­lamic State group (ISIS).

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