In meeting with Iraq's acting parliament speaker

KRG prime minister emphasizes upholding federal system

ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani stressed the importance of upholding the federal system and constitutional entity of the Kurdistan Region in a meeting with Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, the acting speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, on Tuesday.

They also discussed ensuring the financial rights and entitlements guaranteed to Kurdistan by the Iraqi Constitution, as outlined in a statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government, obtained by 964media

In a separate meeting on the same day, Masoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), also met with Al-Mandalawi. Both leaders underscored the significance of conducting fair and constitutional elections to guarantee the rights of all components in the Kurdistan Region, as per a statement from Barzani’s headquarters received by 964media.

Mandalawi’s visit comes one day after the KDP announced that it will not participate in local parliamentary elections slated for June 10.

KDP officials have warned of a complete withdrawal from Iraq’s political process if Baghdad persists in pressuring the KRG on salary and finance matters and interferes in Kurdistan’s internal affairs through the Federal Supreme Court.

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, another major party in Kurdistan, issued a statement yesterday urging that local parliamentary elections proceed as scheduled.

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