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Kurdistan parliament Green Bloc head
resigned to join Nawshirwan's Change Bloc
SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — The
head of the Green Bloc in Iraq’s Kurdistan
Parliament on Monday announced her defection to the
Change Bloc as parliamentary polls are approaching.
“I submitted my resignation from my post as the head
of the Green Bloc chairman because I will run for
the next elections with the Change Bloc,www.ekurd.net
headed by former deputy
of Talabani, Nawshirwan Mustafa,” Kwestan Abdullah
told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“According to the law, a bloc head cannot keep his
post while joining another bloc in elections…,”
Mrs. Kwestan Abdullah, Kurdistan parliament Green
Bloc head has resigned.
Abdullah was the first
woman to head a parliamentary bloc in the Kurdistan
Parliament since it was established in 1992.
The Green Bloc holds 40 seats in the 111-member
Forty-two political blocs will participate in the
forthcoming parliamentary polls in Iraq’s Kurdistan
region, scheduled to take place on July 25.
Nawshirwan Mustafa, a former deputy leader
and co-founder of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's party,www.ekurd.net
the Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan (PUK), says he plans to head a political group
of independents called "Change" in the region's
upcoming parliamentary elections.
"We want to change this political system," said
Mustafa, adding he would campaign on promises to
battle corruption and improve the lives of the
The last time elections to Kurdistan's parliament
were held in 2005 the two main parties -- the
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led by Iraqi
President Jalal Talabani and the Kurdistan
Democratic Party (KDP) led by Kurdistan president
Massoud Barzani -- formed a joint list that won 80
of the 111 seats.
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