The "Arab administration" worries the union in Kirkuk and fears the return of Kurdish control[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 14:48 [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - Kirkuk
Member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Idris Haj Adel, said today, Sunday (December 10, 2023), that the Arab parties in Kirkuk want to keep power in their hands, while noting that the Arab component is arguing that there is tampering with the voter records in the governorate.
Haj Adel said in an interview with “Baghdad Today” that “the Arab parties want to keep the position of governor in their hands, and they have controlled it for 6 years and control the governorate administratively and legislatively.”
He added, "The Kurdish component has been subjected to injustice and marginalization, and there is concern and fear among Arabs and Turkmen about the return of Kurdish control over the position of governor and other administrative positions, given that we have a population majority and a political majority."
Adel pointed out, “The Arab component’s arguments that there was tampering with voter records are incorrect, as all parliamentary elections in Kirkuk took place on time, but provincial council elections have not been held in the city since 2005.”
Kirkuk Governorate will be present among the governorates in which elections will be held on December 18, in which no local elections have been held since 2005 due to political problems between the components of the governorate, which includes a mixture of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and other minorities.