PUK gives Kurdistan Parliament ten days to elect its presidency
8 March 2014 – Shafaq News / Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) announced on Saturday that its bloc in Kurdistan Parliament has given Parliament ten days to elect its president and start the process of forming a new government in the region.
MESOP SOUTH KURDISTAN : Kurdistan alliance: Maliki’s coalition delays legal legislation by 50 signatures in each session
08 March 2014 – Shafaq News / Kurdistan Alliance hold on Saturday , State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister , Nuri al- Maliki the responsibility of delaying the legal legislation of the current parliamentary session by demanding to submit the budget bill for first reading with each session being held .
7-3-2014 – Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat— (…) A missing fulcrum?
Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, prominent Kurdish leader Fuad Masum, head of the Kurdistan Alliance in the Iraqi Parliament and one of the founders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) along with Jalal Talabani in 1975, said Talabani’s absence from the scene left the Iraqi political system unbalanced.
7.03.2014 – Shwan Barzinji – BasNews, Erbil – The spokesman of the Kurdistan Investors Union, Yassin Mahmood, spoke exclusively to BasNews about the annual capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG’s) population and statistics on the region’s millionaires.
niqash | Dashty Ali | Sulaymaniyah | 06.03.2014 – An ongoing deterioration in the security situation in parts of Iraq’s Diyala province is forcing many of the Iraqi Kurdish locals to leave their homes.
By Mufid Abdulla: 7-3-2014 – KT – Three days ago Adham Barzani, cousin of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader and President of Kurdistan Masud Barzani, announced on Facebook his resignation from the KDP leadership council. He has told his friends that he is now an ordinary citizen and no longer holds any post inside the party. Sources close to Adham Barzani told the local media that, ever since the parliamentary election of 21st September 2013, he has attended no KDP meetings.
The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq (IHEC) announced that in number of the provinces the people’s response to its voter registration drive is very low. The overall distribution of voter cards is below 55 percent and, in those provinces that have severe security issues, the rate is below 50 percent. According to IHEC’s new regulations, voters will not be able to vote during the national election in April 2014 without holding a voter’s card. According to the IHEC’s data, the people’s response in the Kurdistan Region is 56 percent. – Source: IHEC announcement
MESOP TODAY SOUTH KURDISTAN : Gorran MP: “Efforts to form the KRG’s new cabinet have reached a dead end”
Kurdistan Tribune 7-3-2014 – 168 days have passed since the Kurdistan parliamentary election on September 21, 2013, but the KRG’s new cabinet has not been formed yet. Yusif Muhammed, a Gorran Movement MP said that process of forming the KRG’s new cabinet has reached a dead end.