Union rejecting the presidential system: We will lose our most important positions in Baghdad
13:11 - 16/11/2019
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CITY: The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Saturday rejected a shift to the political system from parliamentary to presidential, indicating that the regime's conversion paves the way for the return of a figure similar to Saddam Hussein and the loss of the Kurdish component of the most important post.
The leader of the Union, Nasrallah al-Surji, in a statement to the information that "the Kurdish component in all his parties refuse to make the constitutional amendment at the expense of their constitutional gains."
He added that "the amendment of the system from parliamentary to presidential is not a necessity, but is completely rejected by the Kurdish side because of the loss of the most important positions as well as reducing the number of deputies will reduce the number of Kurdish representatives in parliament and contribute to the passage of majority laws without consensus," noting that "the presidential system Contributes to the return of dictatorship and comes similar to Saddam Hussein.
He pointed out that "the best solution is to hold long political negotiations with all political blocs to reach an agreement on the constitutional amendment and what the articles are possible to change without prejudice to the political consensus between the components."