Urgent Barzani casts speech to step down from power

Urgent Barzani casts speech to step down from power

2017/10/29 18:15

Urgent Barzani casts speech to step down from power[Ayna – Baghdad]
on Sunday evening, the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani, a speech at eight o’clock Baghdad time to announce the withdrawal from power and not extend his mandate.
Barzani has been in charge of the region since 1992 after granting autonomy to the Kurdistan region after the invasion of the former regime of Kuwait and launched anfal campaigns against the Kurds in northern Iraq.
Barzani, on Sunday, sent a letter to the Parliament of Kurdistan, in which he referred to “his refusal to continue in office, or amendment to the law of the presidency of the region, or extend the term of the presidency of the region.”
“I will continue as a Peshmerga fighter with the masses of our people and our Peshmerga allies in the struggle to gain the rights of our people and preserve the gains of our people,” he said in his message.
According to the draft law of the Presidency of Kurdistan Region No. 1 of 2005, amended, these powers will be distributed to the three authorities “legislative, executive and judicial”, and will be implemented within 15 days of ratification.

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