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Shafaq News/ The Kurdistan Democratic Party called, on Wednesday, to resume the sessions of the Kurdistan Parliament in order to proceed with holding legislative elections in the region during the current year.
Since the Kurdistan Parliament approved the extension of its term for the current legislative session, parliamentary blocs withdrew in protest against this decision, which led to obstructing the holding of sessions. Parliament Speaker Rewaz Faeq confirmed that emergency sessions can be held only if the blocs agree on that.
Bland Ismail, the official of the second branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Erbil, said in a statement to reporters today, including the correspondent of Shafak News Agency: We want to reconvene the Kurdistan Parliament sessions to work on amending the election law and activating the work of the Independent High Commission for Elections and Referendum in the region in preparation for the elections.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party seeks to hold elections in the Kurdistan Region at the end of the year 2023, as party leaders have stated on more than one occasion, but there are some obstacles that prevent this, including the amendment of the election law, and the opposition of political parties to the work of the Electoral Commission.
Regarding holding a new meeting with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Ismail said: We held a meeting last month, and the Patriotic Union is not yet ready to hold a second meeting with the aim of proceeding with an agreement on holding elections, as happened with other parties, forces and political parties in the region.
The official of the second branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party confirmed, "We are currently awaiting the position of the Patriotic Union in order to hold the second meeting."
And the Kurdistan Parliament had voted in October of the year 2022 to extend its legislative term and postpone the elections for one year, provided that they are held during the year 2023 with the provincial elections.
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