KDP: Efforts for an Independence Referendum Should Be Intensified
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council held a meeting on Thursday and discussed a range of issues, including a referendum on Kurdish independence as well as internal reforms within the party.
Ali Tatar, a member of KDP's politburo told BasNews that KDP Council of Leadership discussed the situation in Iraq and the wider region, particularly the latest political tensions in Baghdad.
The council also focused on the reforms within KDP, Tatar stated. “The reform package introduced in the previous regular congress of the party has not yet been put into practice. The meeting therefore made a decision to implement the package in order to make some changes in the administration of the party.”
In a statement released by the KDP afterwards, the party criticises the political crisis in the central government, saying that some fractions have been interpreting the constitution in accordance to their sectarian interests, which can pose serious threat to the whole Iraqi political process, and adversely affect the anti-terrorism efforts.
Regarding the current political and security situation in Kurdistan Region, KDP Leadership Coun- cil insists that the current situation is favourable for the people of Kurdistan to decide on their future, “therefore, efforts for holding a referendum on Kurdish independence should be intensified.”