LEADERS OF FOUR KURDISH PARTIES DISCUSS IRAQI ELECTIONS WITH BRETT MCGURK

10:17 - 23/05/2018
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The Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Brett McGurk, on Tuesday in Sulaimani met with the four Kurdish parties that reject the Iraqi recent parliamentary elections due to wide-scale voter fraud.

McGurk met with Barham Salih, President of Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ), Omar Said Ali, Organizer of the Change Movement (Gorran), Ali Bapir Emir of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), Saladin Muhammad Bahauddin, Secretary General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU).

 

On May 12 the Iraqis went to the ballot boxes in order to elect their representatives to the parliament, but soon after preliminary results were released, six main political parties in the Kurdistan region-including CDJ, Gorran, (KIG), (KIU), Kurdistan Communist Party (KCP), and the Kurdistan Islamic Movement (KIM) -rejected the election's preliminary results.

 

They accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of making wide-scale electronic fraud in the election's process in the Kurdistan region provinces, Kirkuk and other disputed areas between Baghdad and Erbil.

 

“The meeting was crucial and the US delegation seriously received our complaints,” Hoshyar Omer, the coordinator for Gorran's diplomatic relations room told reporters after the meeting.

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