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02-01-2013, 02:21 AM
Written on January 31, 2013 by Editor (http://kurdistantribune.com/author/editor/)

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The Opposition is asking for the Kurdistan Regionís two ruling parties to announce a date for parliamentary general elections. This should by 25 July because these elections are meant to be held every four years. However, due to the political uncertainties facing the two ruling parties, it seems highly possible they will be postponed.

Last week the KDP and PUK leaders invited the opposition to join a national government. But two of the three main opposition party leaders have rejected this.
PUK politburo member Ammad Ahmed recently announced at a party seminar that there will be just one set of elections this year and that he wasnít sure whether these would be to the local councils or to parliament.
Political observers are concluding that the ruling PUK and KDP fear that parliamentary elections might produce another huge surprise, like last time in 2009 when the opposition Gorran movement won 25 seats.