A New Political Phase will Begin after Restricting Gorran’s Horrifying Actions
After forming KRG’s eighth cabinet based on common work and inclusiveness, Kurdistan passed through the worst of its times of mistrust and conflict between the parties. The broadbased government didn’t seem to be devoted to broad services and improving the difference of political opinion and ideologies. Specifically, the Gorran Movement was putting pressures and even exploiting the government’s institutions for inciting people and stirring up their emotions. Thus, things reached a level that external intervention, as officials in Suleimani Province stated, could actively step in the made-up riots and lead Suleimani Province towards instability and disorder. Gorran Movement itself did its best to retaliate against the KDP through inciting people in the mass media, the Parliament and the government. Gorran managed to change the other three political parties’ attitude throughout psychological panic and intervening in PUK’s affairs, intimidating the Islamic Union and the Islamic Group, to the level of creating a semi conflicting-front ideologically to stand against Kurdistan Region Presidency.
On both August 19 and July 23, Gorran tested itself under the name of majority dictatorship of the four parties, and wanted to put KDP in a serious defending position. Then during nine successive meetings, beside its denial of ethnic and religious components of Kurdistan that have representatives in Kurdistan Parliament, it spoiled the meetings as well. That means Gorran had already made its decision to create chaos and disorder in Kurdistan Region.
Gorran invited Iran’s representative to the parliamentarian coup of last July to threaten the KDP and support them. They incited people to attack KDP’s offices in most of cities and towns of Suleimani Province. As KDP closed down its offices and handed them to the police and the security forces, Gorran’s plot for having civilians and people killed was foiled.
The slogans of Gorran’s representatives and the people who created chaos during the last few months were similar. Two KDP members were killed in the first two days of the protests, and six offices were burned down, adding to the damaging some other offices. They even attacked houses of some members of the party. This was a serious threat. In this case, KDP had to either surrender to the de facto by accepting Gorran’s plot and hand over Kurdistan to the chaos and disorder and the external hand that want to turn Kurdistan into a zone under its control, or it should put a limit and stop the risks. KDP leadership decided to end the chaos. The problems were connected with the wrong policies of Gorran and its MPs. After stopping Speaker of the Parliament, the chaos stopped from the first moments, and a kind of stability was restored in Suliemani Province as if the rioters were being directed from the Speaker of Parliament’s car convoy. The rioters’ way to attack and burn KDP’s offices was blocked just after that.
Now issues have completely changed. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Islamic Union of Kurdistan stated that the only issue they had agreed with Gorran was a temporal issue related to (Kurdistan Region Presidency). It means they have no common responsibilities together in the public policy and their common works will end. Consequently, the problems are moving quickly towards stabilization and resolution by suitable and natural means.
So restricting Gorran’s negative tendencies will benefit Kurdistan in the following ways:
1- The national unity, which was under threat, will move towards stabilization.
2-No external hands will be allowed to create chaos.
3-The media will no longer provide the audience with news of destabilization of security and social peace, and will longer play the role that lead to worsening of people’s psychology.
4-The main parties such as (KDP and PUK) will move towards a mutual understanding and calming down the situation and closeness.
5-KRG will get rid of the political and anarchistic mines that Gorran was using as the main goal.
After KDP’s step, new opportunity has risen in Kurdistan so that all parties can practically take part in building Kurdistan Region, not digging pits for the government. A good political opportunity has emerged for the parties to reconsider their wrong policies they adopted previously. A good opportunity has risen that instead of retaliation and destabilizing the security and social peace, works should be done together for providing services to the people, for reforms and unifying the Peshmerge. It’s true that the steps KDP has taken are holding historical responsibility, but bounding Gorran’s horrifying tendencies will lead to a new era of stability and common work.