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Kurdistan Parliament convenes session Saturday in absence of speaker

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Yusuf  Mohamed, Kurdistan Parliament’s Speaker, will not attend parliament’s next session scheduled for Saturday (tomorrow), Piston Fa’iq, a Gorran Movement MP, revealed Friday.

In a press statement, Fa’iq said that the fourth ordinary session of Kurdistan’s Parliament is scheduled to be held Saturday, adding that Gorran Movement MPs will attend it.

But Yusuf, parliament speaker and a member of Gorran Movement, will not attend, he noted.  

Gorran Movement’s participation in the session is totally different from that of parliament’s speaker. This is due to the political situation in Kurdistan Region.  

Yusuf Mohamed has been forbidden from entering Erbil for over two years. Since then, parliament’s work has stopped. 

On Thursday, it was reported that the term of Kurdistan Parliament had been extended for eight monthsز

Region’s parliamentary and presidential elections have been also postponed amid an uncertain atmosphere.

Tensions between Erbil and Baghdad have exacerbated after the Iraqi government’s troops and Shiite militias launched an incursion into Kirkuk and disputed areas. 

Last Modified: Friday، 27 October 2017 01:44 PM