Massoud Barzani: All should be surrendered
to people's decision
February 10, 2011
Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Kurdish
president Massoud Barzani stated on Wednesday that
everyone is entitled to ask for government reshuffle
but not disbanding the Kurdish parliament, according
to the website of his office.
"Our experience needs development and I want to see
all the sides engaged in developing Kurdish entity,"
he told senior parliament and governmental officials
in a meeting held in Salahaddin town in Erbil.
He said Kurdistan region is for all and people are
free to think they way they want, however the
freedom must be copped with law.
People are free to demand abolishing government but
not parliament as the latter would end everything.
"when it comes to corruption, we should be informed
where exactly it happens so that concerned sides
could fight it," Barzani added.
Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's regional Kurdish
government, gestures during his meeting with
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on July 6,
2010. Photo: Getty Images.
in the meeting, Barzani suggested forming a
committee to follow up reported cases of corruption.
Two years from now, people will vote again for
parliament and government and "we should all be
surrendered to people's decision," he said.
The participants of the meeting suggested the
establishment of integrity foundation in Kurdistan
and a more strict supervision of finance.
The website reports that the meeting also focused on
the fact that each proper side should report to the
presidency office about what needs to be done and
suggested more meetings alike to follow up
The major opposition group, Gorran "Change", hopes
to prepare the Kurdish public for a general
uprising, taking the recent revolts in Arab world as
its example. In a
group condenses its demands in seven points,
including a general public uprising and abolishing
the current Kurdish parliament.
Gorran enjoys wide support in Kurdistan region. Gorran emerged in regional elections in 2009 as a
rival to the two main ruling Kurdish parties and won
25 seats in the parliament. Gorran is challenging
Talabani's PUK and
the KDP of regional
president Massoud Barzani and accuses the parties of
Gorran headed by the former senior PUK-leader
Nawshirwan Mustafa,www.ekurd.netwho was Talabani’s deputy until
2007. Since the July 2009 elections in which it
secured almost a third of the seats of 111-member
Parliament of Kurdistan.
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