KDP starts talks with parties to form majority cabinet without Gorran
Kurds should take as much as benefit they can from the changes happening in the Middle East, says senior KDP official
Following the dissolving of its agreement with the Change Movement, Gorran, in the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP, has offered a new proposal to the Kurdish political parties to form a majority cabinet and redistribute the parliament presidency posts and ministries.
Fadhil Mirani, Secretary of KDP Politburo, told the media that Gorran has been a hinder ahead of stability and prosperity of Kurdistan, adding that his party will start talks with the other parties in the next few days.
Mirani said after last meeting of his party politburo that Gorran is no longer in the KRG cabinet, adding that Gorran took the post of the Parliament Speaker based on the mutual KDP-Gorran cabinet formation agreement.
KDP officials called Gor- ran ministers and MPs not to return to Erbil to continue their works. Then Prime Minister Barzani explained everything in a meeting with the Gorran ministers in a meeting in his office.
Barzani told them that Gorran has been acting like an opposition in the government cabinet and that it was not acceptable.
The KDP has announced that the security forces prevented the Parliament Speaker and Gorran MPs from entering Erbil because it has been under huge pressure from its supporters.
Last week, the KDP offices were attacked and burned by angry protestors who were stimulated by Gorran supporters and members in several areas in the provinces of Sulaimaniya and Halabja.
According to information revealed in Kurdish media outlets, the KDP is planning to give a big share to PUK and the Kurdistan Islamic Union in the new cabinet formation.
Ali Awni, KDP leadership member, said that Gorran had an ominous plan to seize the current situation in the Kurdistan Region and extend the disarray from other cities to the capital Erbil and Duhok as well because they exploited it to collect many more votes. Mahmoud Mohammed, KDP politburo member and head of Press and Cultural Institution of KDP, announced that the KDP is a big number in the political process in Kurdistan, adding that it cannot be out.
He said that the KDP proved for Gorran that they cannot do whatever they have in their mind and dreams. He went on his explanation for the current situation saying that Gorran denied the allegation after one year of partnership in the cabinet that it will withdraw from the government.
Mohammed added that Gorran has had the same old ambition to act as an opposition party. “Gorran emphasized that they had been acting in the opposition in order to reach power, that’s why Gorran does not want to withdraw from the current cabinet.”
Mohammed shed light on the sensitive and rapid changes that are happening in the Middle East, likening it to happenings occurred in 1916 when the countries were divided according to the interests of the super powers of the time.
"Kurds should get ready to face the challenges which are happening in the region and take as much benefit they can as the US and its allies on one hand and the Russians on the other try to show their presence and existence in the Middle East," concluded Mr. Muhammad.