Deputy speaker: Election date should be set before end of March


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SULAIMANI — The Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, Hemin Hawrami, said on Wednesday (March 15) that no chance remains for delaying the elections in the Kurdistan Region.

Hemin Hawrami said in a press conference that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) must set a date for the elections 60 days before the extended parliamentary term ends.

"I want to make it clear to everyone that we are not in any way in favor of extending the term of the Kurdistan Parliament again," he said.

The Deputy Speaker said he hopes before the end of March the Kurdistan Region’s Presidency sets a date for the elections.

The parties in the Region should reach an agreement on the election issues as "no time remains,” he said.

The Kurdistan Parliamentary election was supposed to be held in 2022 as the parliament term ended on October 10, 2022 and the term was extended by the parliament itself.

(NRT Digital Media)