KDP: Ne­go­ti­a­tion door is open to all par­ties

KDP sup­ports Barham Salih pro­ject to reach na­tional con­sen­sus

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE - KDP of­fi­cial: Par­lia­ment Speaker would not be­come pres­i­dent

The Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) leader, Massoud Barzani, held an ir­reg­u­lar meet­ing to break­down the cur­rent in­ter­nal sit­u­a­tion on Fri­day to find so­lu­tion for the on­go­ing crises. The meet­ing also fo­cused on dis­cussing the KDP stance for the pres­i­den­tial is­sue, which has reached kind of stale­mate now.

The Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) leader, Massoud Barzani, held an ir­reg­u­lar meet­ing to break­down the cur­rent in­ter­nal sit­u­a­tion on Fri­day to find so­lu­tion for the on­go­ing crises. The meet­ing also fo­cused on dis­cussing the KDP stance for the pres­i­den­tial is­sue, which has reached kind of stale­mate now.

“It is very ap­par­ent that the cri­sis has been in­ten­si­fied since July af­ter the coup method which was break­ing the unity and all of the agree­ments which were reached to form the cab­i­net and the Par­lia­ment,” the KDP of­fi­cial state­ment read, pub­lished fol­low­ing the meet­ing.

It fur­ther read that: “Un­for­tu­nately, af­ter July 23rd, de­spite the hard po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in Kur­dis­tan, the bru­tal war against Is­lamic State, fi­nan­cial cri­sis and the bur­den of mil­lions of refugees who have taken refuge in Kur­dis­tan, in that sen­si­tive mo­ment and based on a pre-planned plot by a cer­tain party, a coup was or­ga­nized against unity and the spirit of com­pro- mise in the Par­lia­ment.”

It has been a uni­lat­eral de­ci­sion made to de­value the role of Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Pres­i­dency which is the “Sym­bol” of our na­tion, and that it is against the high in­ter­ests of Kur­dis­tan.

“It is worth men­tion­ing that sev­eral peo­ple played a hos­tile role in this plot against the achieve­ments of our na­tion and the unity of the Kur­dish so­ci­ety. Here, in par­tic­u­lar, the Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment Speaker lost his im­par­tial­ity and le­git­i­macy.”

Deputy KDP leader wel­comes Kos­rat Ra­sul’s state­ment

Deputy to KDP leader Nechir­van Barzani is­sued a state­ment in which he strongly wel­comed Kos­rat Ra­sul’s, se­nior PUK of­fi­cial, state­ment to take ad­van­tage of Barham Salih’s, sec­ond PUK deputy, pro­ject to re­solve the pres­i­den­tial and in­ter­nal prob­lems through a na­tional pro­ject.

“The KDP has been striv­ing hard to reach na­tional unity and con­sen­sus. Now, we em­pha­size on pro­tect­ing na­tional con­sen­sus, be­liev­ing that the long-year al­liance be­tween KDP and Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan (PUK) will put more re­spon­si­bil­ity on the shoul­der of the two par­ties in or­der to reach con­sen­sus and a new na­tional and po­lit­i­cal unity in Kur­dis­tan.”

Barzani added that the KDP be­lieves that Barham Salih’s pro­ject can be taken as a ba­sic of ne­go­ti­a­tion to reach an agree­ment which is de­manded by the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan and the friends.

Fol­low­ing the KDP lead­er­ship meet­ing, Fad­hil Mi­rani, the Sec­re­tary of KDP polit­buro, said that his party has not closed the ne­go­ti­a­tion door.

He said that ac­cord­ing to the law the Par­lia­ment Speaker can­not take over the po­si­tion of Kur­dis­tan pres­i­dent.

"We sup­port the state­ment of Kos­rat Ra­sul to en­dorse Barham Salih’s pro­ject and the ini­tia­tive launched by the Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union to pro­tect unity," said Mi­rani.

Con­tent of Salih’s

pro­ject

Salih sub­mit­ted on Mon­day a prac­ti­cal pro­gram to re­solve the cri­sis of the pres­i­dency of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion called "na­tional so­lu­tion to the ad­min­is­tra­tion cri­sis in Kur­dis­tan" and in­cluded six steps to achieve it.

Salih stressed that the con­tin­u­a­tion of the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion will lead to abyss, de­mand­ing to grant the Min­is­ters of In­te­rior and Pesh­merga full pow­ers to unite Pesh­merga and se­cu­rity forces "Asaish".

The pro­gram also in­cluded the for­ma­tion of a tran­si­tional phase com­posed of the Re­gion's Pres­i­dent, Prime Min­is­ter and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of po­lit­i­cal par­ties par­tic­i­pat­ing in the gov­ern­ment to dis­cuss and make de­ci­sions on im­por­tant mat­ters af­fect­ing na­tional se­cu­rity, such as the right to self-de­ter­mi­na­tion, re­la­tions with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and the states of the re­gion.

The pro­gram also in­cluded the ac­ti­va­tion of ad­min­is­tra­tive de­cen­tral­iza­tion, the min­is­te­rial amend­ment, re­view the Pres­i­dency of the Re­gion’s of­fice and the Pres­i­dency Of­fice of the gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions.

Salih pro­posed in his pro­gram to deal with the is­sue of the par­lia­men­tary sys­tem, amend the elec­tion author­i­ties and the elec­tion of the pres­i­dent of the Re­gion legally within the Par­lia­ment.

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