President Barzani Meets with Kurdistan MPs from Ethnic and Religious Components‏ | |
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp,org)- President Masoud Barzani held a meeting today with members of the Kurdistan Parliament from the different ethnic and religious components of Kurdistan, including Turkmans, Chaldeans, Assyrians and Armenians. During the meeting the Kurdistan Parliamentarians who collectively make up the different ethnic and religious components of th Kurdistan society, expressed their objection on the latest establishment of an electoral commission for the Kurdistan Region by the Parliament. The objection stemmed from the fact that the commission will only have representatives from the major political parties inside the Parliament.

President Barzani warmly welcomed the Parliamentary delegation and added that the mosaic of the Kurdistan society can only become more complete with further political participation of all components of the society regardless of how large or small the number of each component may be. The President also shared the delegation's concerns over lack of representation in the new electoral commission and vowed to make every effort to amend the law so that there is representation inside the electoral commission for Chaldeans, Assyrians, Turkmamans and Armenians.