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Improving economy should be focus, not presidency law: New Generation MP

Deputy head of the New Generation Movement caucus in Kurdistan parliament Kawa Abdulqadir speaks to reporters on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Photo Credit: NRT Digital Media)
2019-03-19

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SULAIMANI – Deputy of the New Generation Movement caucus in Kurdistan Parliament Kawa Abdulqadir said on Tuesday (March 19) that the legislature’s priorities should be rebuilding infrastructure and improving the economy, not amending the presidency law.

“Our caucus has prepared draft laws [about the economy] and will offer them to the Kurdistan parliament’s presidency in the coming week,” Abdulqadir said during a press conference.

Referring to the Kurdistan Democratic Party and its leadership, the New Generation lawmaker argued that the Kurdistan presidency law should not be amended according to the whim of one party or person.

“We have prepared a draft for electing the Kurdistan Region’s president within the parliament and it will be offered to the parliament’s presidency in the coming week,” Abdulqadir said.

“New Generation’s stance regarding the matter is that the Region’s president should be elected in parliament and like [the Iraqi presidency] be limited to 10 symbolic authorities,” he added.

Abdulqadir said that during the last parliament the late Gorran leader Nawishirwan Mustafa had proposed a similar plan and that the proposal had received cross-party support at the time.

“Therefore, we hope those four parties, including Gorran, have retained those same principles,” he concluded.

(NRT Digital Media)