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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is the dominant party in the Kurdistan Region - holding the most seats in both the Kurdistan Region parliament and among the Kurdish parties in the Iraqi parliament. This power is a responsibility, according to Nechirvan Barzani, KRG ... Kurds Baghdad
A candidate running on the election list of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) filed a complaint after a video of her wearing a short dress at a birthday party was leaked on social media. A man in Najaf had to pay $84,000 after footage went viral of him kissing and putting his wet finger on a ... Iraq

It is the third-largest party in the Kurdistan Region following the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Gorran (Change) with 18 seats in Kurdistan Parliament. On Sunday, the Islamic State (IS) issued a public warning, threatening that it would target voters across Iraq on election day and, in a separate statement, ...
Barzani can even offer military support to Ankara to disrupt the growing political profile of the PKK in Sulaimaniyah, as Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party sees the PKK as a rival. The bottom line in all this activity is that we are likely to hear much more of Turkey's military actions in northern Iraq, rather ... Syria
One person who can take many votes from the Turkmen parties is a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) candidate, Mala Bashir Khalil Adad - an influential Turkmen figure. Khalil Adad won many votes in the last elections, going to the Iraqi parliament as a member of the KDP. "My voters are based in Erbil.
"Currently large numbers of Iraqi factions, publicly and secretly, are reaching out to the Kurdistan Democratic Party because they know that out of the 62 seats of Kurds in Iraq, in the Iraqi parliament, KDP's faction will be the largest faction. That is why, in political and mathematical terms, they are dealing ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Is it impossible to hold a free and fair vote in "occupied" Kirkuk or will boycotting the election in the disputed province damage the Kurdish cause by leaving the Kurdish population without representation in Baghdad? The two traditional ruling Kurdish parties stand on ...
"Many times, our enemies and rivals - in order to discourage you from continuing your struggle to achieve the legitimate rights of the people of Kurdistan under the banner of the Kurdistan Democratic Party - they spread the rumour that the KDP has an issue with different factions, that the KDP lacks ...
Commenting on other parties contesting the election, Majeed said he expects the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the PUK to secure fewer votes compared to previous years as "people are sick and tired of the ruling system they practiced in recent years." The KDP and PUK are traditionally the ... Kurdish Baghdad
Kurdistan's two primary parties - the PUK and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) - have long divided the autonomous region into two areas of control and influence. The KDP is the primary party in Kurdistan's two western provinces of Erbil and Duhok, while the PUK is the primary party in the region's ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Many blame Massoud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) who stepped down as president soon after the referendum, and his eldest son, Masrour Barzani, the powerful chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, because they were the main drivers of the referendum. Iraqi Kurdistan
Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya, east of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on October 22, 2017. Safin Hamed / AFP. Iraq on Monday extended a ban on international ... Iraqi Kurdistan
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (KDP-I) held its 16th party congress on Saturday. ... “The project that I put forth to the former central committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran for change in the structure and system of the party provides the opportunity for the distribution ... Iraqi Kurdistan
“We will open the road for people,” Kirkuki, who is also a member of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo, affirmed. “We first focused on repelling the attacks of those who wanted to advance on the capital of the Kurdistan Region. We defeated them and destroyed their US Abrams Tanks, which were used by ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), led by Masoud Barzani, got 25 seats in the Iraqi parliament in the last general election and 38 seats in KRG's parliament. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan has been considered the strongest party after the KDP since it got 21 seats in Baghdad. Some claim the party has ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Selection criteria vary for each party, including women and youth representation, education levels, and party loyalty. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the largest Kurdish party in the Iraqi parliament is running 30 candidates in Erbil province, 34 in Sulaimani, 22 in Duhok, and 57 in Nineveh province. Iraqi Kurdistan
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has always argued that it doesn't resemble other parties in that it doesn't have internal problems. So then why couldn't the KDP hold its 14th congress on time? “Most of our leadership, including President Barzani, was on the fighting fronts when the war on ISIS started. Iraqi Kurdistan

Supporters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) wave banners of their parties during the 2013 legislative elections. Photo: Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – As the Iraqi parliamentary election date nears, Kurdish parties are finalizing their candidate lists for an election that is ... Iraqi Kurdistan
While Silliman said the U.S. is worried by the splits among Kurdish political groups, he welcomed a recent declaration by the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan that they would run the coming Iraqi elections through a unified list. Asked about the American position on ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The referendum revealed a previously-existing Iraqi plot against the Kurdistan Region that led to devastating losses, but Kurds can still face a positive future if they now put aside political aspirations and are united, Masrour Barzani, national security advisor of the Kurdistan Region, said in an interview with ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The three parties unsuccessfully campaigned for the establishment of an interim government and dissolving the current one dominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). The party's congress will vote for a general council that will have at least 40 members. Iraqi Kurdistan
The three parties unsuccessfully campaigned for the establishment of an interim government and dissolving the current one dominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Another new party, the New Generation List, is also positioning itself in opposition to ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Among the names discussed, Khalid Shwani is a very suitable candidate because he is from Kirkuk and is familiar with the place,” Salah Dalo, a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) politburo, told Rudaw on Tuesday. Political posts in the disputed province are shared among the ethnic groups ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Supporters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) wave banners of their parties during the 2013 legislative elections. Photo: Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Setting a date for the looming elections in the Kurdistan Region and forming an alliance for the Iraqi ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Ali told the Americans that the main ruling parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), have failed in governing the Kurdistan Region. Gorran and its allies are the “alternative,” he said, reported Sbeiy, a Gorran media outlet. He also asked the United States to ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The new project comes after the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) were accused of carrying out electoral fraud in the previous elections. The presidential and parliamentary elections are expected to be held in the Kurdistan Region in the coming months. Both the ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Furthermore, in a separate statement, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), a splinter group of the PDKI has called upon international community to defend the "oppressed people of Iran." These Kurdish parties have had armed clashes with the Islamic Republic's security forces in different periods of time. Iraqi Kurdistan
He introduced himself to me as “Stephen Crouch, in Her Majesty's Service,” and said his mission was to try to prevent clashes between Masoud Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Jalal Talabani's Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK). Of course it's not only the Brits who have plenty of spies around. Iraqi Kurdistan
Kurdish parties, including Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDKI), the Komala Party, and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)-affiliated Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) have all expressed support for the demonstrations, calling on people to “struggle for a democratic Iran.” “Iran's cruel regime wastes tens of ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The KIU, however, is known to have taken a line that is close to the two main ruling parties in the past few years, namely with the powerful Kurdistan Democratic Party of Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani. Asked about the KIU's ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Demonstrators then set fire to the premises of Gorran, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Kurdistan Islamic Union and the Kurdistan Islamic Union, as well as other official buildings. Similar incidents were reported in other Kurdish towns. Street protests spread to Halepce, Kifri, Ranya, Pencewin and ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The Kurdistan Democratic Party, governing in Iraqi Kurdistan, has not yet commented on the ongoing protests in the region. Protesters demanding the ouster of authorities from the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan, reportedly set on fire a Kurdistan Democratic Party office not far the city of Sulaimaniyah, ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Topics of conversation included the latest political and security developments in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in general and Afrin in specific, the future of the east Euphrates River, and various military and political factors in the region, according to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) press office. Iraqi Kurdistan
Iranian officials used the term “Barzanis” in reference to the Barzani family who control the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and hold several senior positions within the Kurdistan Regional Government including the prime ministry. Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK), a named terrorist organization by Iran, ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) extended its congratulations on the new year to the people of Kurdistan, expressing its hope that the Kurdistan Region will find the "right path" to solve its many problems in order to secure prosperity in the new year. The party said it hopes the people of Kurdistan, ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Internally, however, there were undercurrents of disagreement and resentment towards the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) for dominating the region's affairs and managing the oil wealth without consulting other parties. The tensions were palpable in September 2016 when the Patriotic Union of ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Parliamentarians with the ruling political party in Iraqi Kurdistan—the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)—are among 13 Kurdish observers who arrived in northern Syria this week to monitor upcoming elections. The observers also include Kurdish members of Turkey's left-wing Peoples' Democratic Party ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Amina Zikri, an MP from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), told Rudaw that she heads the delegation that entered Rojava through the Semalka border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Rojava on Wednesday. They were invited by Rojava authorities to observe the election. Gorran MP Sherko ... Iraqi Kurdistan
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Former President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani pointed to the unjust actions against the people of Kurdistan in Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu, and other areas, in a meeting with Iraqi President Fuad Masum on Wednesday. Barzani, Head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), presides over a meeting of his party on November 7, 2017. Photo: Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has accused the Iraqi government of cherry picking articles of the constitution – a practice they ... Iraqi Kurdistan
His speeches came after Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-affiliated media reported fighting had started in Kirkuk since early Thursday and ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The PUK has been uneasy with the drive for independence led by the rival Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which rules from the Iraqi ... Iraqi Kurdistan
But Bai Hassan and Avana were held by the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which is loyal to Kurdish president Masoud Barzani, raising concerns ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The Constitutional Court agreed that the case for the closure of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Turkey was given a month to defend the party. Iraqi Kurdistan
When the revolt collapsed in 1975, he broke off from the Barzani-headed Kurdistan Democratic Party, or KDP, to form the Patriotic Union of ... Iraqi Kurdistan
The KRG is led by Masoud Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) which is vehemently at odds with the PKK and its Syrian affiliate, the ... Iraqi Kurdistan
A senior official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party told Sputnik that the party would determine the candidate for the autonomy's presidency in a ... Iraqi Kurdistan
TUZ KHURMATU, IRAQ – On the eve of the historic referendum on independence, Kurds across the region were celebrating. Young people ... Iraqi Kurdistan
Leaders of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) say their party is ready for elections on any date agreed by all parties. “We are prepared to participate in the elections whether they are delayed or brought forward,” Fazil Basharati, a KDP leadership member told Rudaw. “What is important is a time on which ... Iraqi Kurdistan
During a meeting with his party officials from Kirkuk, Khurmatu, Khanaqin, and Garmiyan, Masoud Barzani, the former Kurdistan Region President and Head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), reiterated his refusal to cancel the results of the Sep. 25 independence referendum. “The independence referendum was the ... Iraqi Kurdistan


 

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