|Editor Ammar Tareq - Saturday 20 October
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revealed a Kurdish political source said on Saturday that the Kurdish parties raised the ceiling of its demands for the participation of the new government that Prime Minister - designate seeks Adel Abdul Mahdi formed, while suggesting that the Kurdish opposition parties have resorted to boycott the government.
The newspaper quoted the source as saying that "the Kurdistan Democratic Party lifted the ceiling of its demands, which was initially limited to a number of ministries," noting that "also called for the formation of institutions that ensure balance in the administration of the Iraqi state, as well as obtain guarantees on the non-exclusion of Kurdish forces , And away from the executive decision, as happened in previous governments.
"The party is engaged in intensive contacts with other Kurdish forces to persuade them to support his position," he said.
Meanwhile, Kurdish sources confirmed that "the opposition parties in the Kurdistan region are thinking of boycotting the new government," attributed to the reason "to limit the important positions on the two main Kurdish parties (the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan )."
"The opposition is wary of leaks that indicate that the Kurdish parties have given a number of ministries in the government of Abdul Mahdi," she said. "The Kurdish opposition parties will call for the granting of ministerial posts to the Kurds by the technocrats, otherwise the boycott is the solution."
The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi last month to form a government, where will expire in early November, while Abdul Mahdi said he will finish soon.
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