KDP and PUK Agree to Re­place Par­lia­ment Speaker

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Sec­re­tary of Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party, led by Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani, has an­nounced that both the KDP and Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan, PUK of Jalal Tal­a­bani, for­mer Pres­i­dent of Iraq, have reached a com­mon un­der­stand­ing to sign a new strate­gic agree­ment.

Fad­hil Mi­rani, KDP polit­buro sec­re­tary, added that they are go­ing to come up with a deal to re­place the par­lia­ment speaker Yusuf Mo­hammed who can­not prac­tice his au­thor­i­ties now due to his party, the Gor­ran Move­ment, which did not com­mit to the political agree­ments signed with the KDP to run the broad­based cab­i­net all to­gether with other par­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to Mi­rani, the new strate­gic agree­ment con­sid­ers the new de­vel­op­ments and a united stance for the fu­ture, adding that a gap was made be­tween both KDP and PUK due to the new political agree­ment be­tween the Kur­dish par­ties. He con­firmed that they are not close to each other again.

In his re­marks, Mi­rani added that: “Al­ter­na­tive of PUK is just PUK.”

Last Tues­day, KDP and PUK polit­buros held a meet­ing to talk about the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Mi­rani told Kur­dish me­dia af­ter the meet­ing that the com­mon points be­tween the two par­ties are more than the dis­putes. He added that they will not give up the com­mon in­ter­ests be­cause of the dis­putes.

Mi­rani stressed that they key to the so­lu­tion is in the hands of th­ese two par­ties. He fur­ther said that the peo­ple call on th­ese two par­ties to hold the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the sit­u­a­tion, and that they will work to­gether to make it bet­ter un­til the Kurds will an­nounce in­de­pen­dence or a con­fed­er­ate sys­tem with Iraq.

Mi­rani in his re­marks said that the KDP and PUK need each other in this stage.

As Middle East is fac­ing many rapid changes, Mi­rani said that they dis­cussed the mech­a­nism of res­ig­na­tion of par­lia­ment speaker. He said that Mo­hammed can re­turn to par­lia­ment and of­fer his res­ig­na­tion.

Mi­rani said that his party does not mind to al­low Mo­hammed to re­turn to the par­lia­ment, but not as speaker.

Re­gard­ing the PUK stance on this is­sue, Mi­rani con­firmed that they have both the same stance on re­plac­ing Mo­hammed.

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