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A statement from Barzani's headquarters mentioned the mechanism for distributing the quota seats of the components in the Kurdistan Region elections, where he indicated, "There are some attempts to change and manipulate the seats and rights of these components, how to distribute the seats, and how to participate in the elections."
He added that Leader Barzani “believes that the components must be allowed to decide their fate on their own, without imposing any will on them from outside them,” explaining that “these components are an important part of Kurdistan society, and their rights must not be mixed with any political interests or treated unfairly.” .
This comes at a time when there are two lawsuits filed by Kurdistan political parties in the Federal Court regarding the quota seats and the conduct of the Kurdistan Parliament elections. They were scheduled to be decided on the third of this month of December, but they were postponed.
Complaints were submitted against five articles of the Kurdistan Parliamentary Elections Law, related to the number of seats, single and multiple electoral districts, and the number of quota seats. They were submitted by Ziad Jabbar, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc in the fifth Kurdistan parliamentary session, and Aman Najib Shamoun, the representative of Christians in the Sulaymaniyah Provincial Council. .
According to Article 36 of the legislative elections law in the region, five quota seats in the Kurdistan Parliament will be allocated to the Chaldeans, Syriacs, and Assyrians, with one seat for the Armenian component, as well as five seats for the Turkmen.
In 1992, the first parliamentary elections were held in Kurdistan. In 2004, the Election Law was amended to remove Article 9, which stipulated that the Kurdistan region must consist of several electoral districts.
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