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Kurdish MP calls on Kurds to withdraw from political scene

Representative of the Kurdish Forces Alliance bloc in the parliament Sherwan Abdullah
Representative of the Kurdish Forces Alliance bloc in the parliament Sherwan Abdullah on Sunday called on all Kurdish MPs to withdraw from the political scene.

In press statements, Abdullah said passing the budget bill for 2018 with the absence of the Kurdish element proves the will of other political blocs to rule out the Kurds from power, pointing out that meetings with the government and political powers has led to nothing.

"The Kurdish MPs face fierce pressure from the public, we stay in Baghdad doing nothing," Abdullah commented, proposing to hold an inclusive conference under the auspices of the US, the United Nations and the international community to reach a new formula to run the state.

The Kurdish MPs also called on the Kurdish Iraqi President Fuad Masum to resign and leave Baghdad's green zone and return to Kurdistan.

The Iraqi parliament approved 12 articles of the budget bill amid boycott by Kurdish lawmakers, who protest what they call insufficient quota of the budget. The parliament also approved the Kurdish quota of the budget, made up 12.7 percent of the budget.

The new budget bill was drafted in October, cutting the region's share to 12.67 percent, which outraged the Kurdish MPs, who seek to keep the region's share of the budget as 17 percent as previously set based on populations estimates in 2005.
Last Modified: Sunday، 04 March 2018 12:40 PM
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