Kur­dish par­ties in meet­ing to dis­cuss pres­i­dency is­sue

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To dis­cuss Kur­dis­tan re­gion pres­i­dency is­sues and the pos­si­bil­ity of ex­tend­ing Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani term, a meet­ing of 16 Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties held in Er­bil held Tues­day. In ad­di­tion to the Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties, USA and UK rep­re­sen­ta­tives at­tended the meet­ing.

The Kur­dish par­ties meet­ing came as the Kur­dis­tan Con­sul­ta­tive Coun­cil de­cided last Mon­day that Barzani will stay in his po­si­tion with his cur­rent pow­ers un­til the next elec­tion.

In the ab­sence of a re­gional con­sti­tu­tion to reg­u­late term lim­its, the ques­tion of whether Barzani should stay past his term or leave has caused a de­bate in par­lia­ment and Kur­dish so­ci­ety.

Af­ter the first ses­sion of the meet­ing which lasted over six hours, Fuad Hus­sein, the chief of staff to the Kur­dis­tan re­gion pres­i­dency, said "In to­day's meet­ing there were strong opin­ions about the post­pon­ing of the par­lia­ment Wed­nes­day emer­gency ses­sion on the pres­i­dency is­sue.

Hus­sein also said that all the po­lit­i­cal sides want to re­solve the is­sues though na­tional con­sen­sus.

"The par­ties will con­tinue meet­ing un­til they reach a so­lu­tions," re­vealed Hus­sein

Sup­port­ers of Barzani say given the cur­rent con­di­tions in Iraq and the on- go­ing war with ISIS, the pres­i­dent should con­tinue past his term un­til the re­gion and coun­try are able to hold elec­tions.

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