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4 Kurdish parties to attend next parl't session except KDP – MPs

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Four Kurdish parties will resume their participation in the Iraqi Parliament’s sessions as of Tuesday (tomorrow), except for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) MPs, Kurdish lawmakers revealed Monday.
In a press statement, Rankin Abdullah, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) MP, said that the PUK will attend parliament’s session scheduled for Tuesday. 
During the session, MPs will vote on a number of bills, she noted. 
In the meantime, Arafat Karam, head of the KDP’s parliamentary bloc, said that his bloc had not decided yet whether it will take part in the upcoming session.  
Parliament’s Speaker Salim al-Jabouri has informed us of the session and invited us to attend in the next parliamentary session, he added.
On Sunday, Mansour al-Baiji, a State of Law Coalition MP said lawmakers shall not allow Kurdish MPs, who have supported Kurdistan Region’s independence vote, to attend parliament’s sessions before the Federal Court decides on the matter. On Saturday, it was reported that all Kurdish MPs will attend the next parliamentary session, upon the request of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, to discuss the 2018 general state budget.
Earlier, it was reported the decision to waive the immunity of Kurdish MPs, who have taken part in Kurdistan’s independence referendum, will include 20 members. 

Last Modified: Monday، 13 November 2017 04:34 PM
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