Massoud Barzani & PUK refuse to postpone Kurdistan parliament’s elections | |  – 19.8.2013 – ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— The Presidency of Kurdistan region announced on Monday, that the region’s president, Massoud Barzani is not with the postponement of Kurdistan parliaments’ elections scheduled to be held on 21 of next September.

This came in a statement of the spokesman for the Presidency of Kurdistan Region, Omed Sabah said that “since the duration of releasing statements to the media, some political officials suggested postponing Kurdistan parliaments’ elections scheduled on 21 of next September”.

Sabah added that the Presidency of Kurdistan wants to inform all the people of Kurdistan that the regional president, Massoud Barzani is not with the postponement of the elections in any way and believes that it is necessary to take place as scheduled as “free and transparent form away from any problems”. Meanwhile the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK lead by Iraqi president Jalal Talabani announced its objection over postponing the elections in Kurdistan region.

A statement by the PUK cited “Kosrat Rasul Ali, Vice-president of Kurdistan region, received Josef Pennington, the US Consul General to Erbil.” “In a meeting which was held at the office of Kosrat Rasul in Slêmanî (Sulaimaniyah), the coming parliamentary election of Kurdistan Region were talked about.

Kosrat said that postponing the elections is not reasonable and elections should be held at the exact time that Kurdistan region parliament has voted for, which is September 21st.

The Presidency and Kurdistan government had decided to hold the parliamentary elections of Kurdistan region on 21 of next September while the Independent Higher Electoral Commission (IHEC) demanded the Supervising Authority to postpone the elections to 21 of November to coincide with the provincial elections of the region, because it is facing some technical difficulties that may prevent them from fulfilling their previous obligation to hold the elections ​​as scheduled officially.