Sunni leader urges dialogue for Erbil-Baghdad, highlights KDP's role

Al-Khanjar highlighted the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s decision to boycott the Kurdistan parliamentary elections and refer to the withdrawal from the political process in Iraq "puts the future of the country in danger."
The leader of the Sunni Sovereignty Alliance Khamis al-Khanjar. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)
The leader of the Sunni Sovereignty Alliance Khamis al-Khanjar. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) The leader of the Sunni Sovereignty Alliance Khamis al-Khanjar advocates for dialogue as the optimal approach to resolving political disputes between Erbil and Baghdad, emphasizing the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) pivotal role in Iraq's political landscape.

Khamis al-Khanjar, the leader of the Sunni Sovereignty Coalition, issued a statement on the social network X (formerly Twitter) about the decision of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) not to participate in the sixth round of parliamentary elections.

Al-Khanjar highlighted the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s decision to boycott the Kurdistan parliamentary elections and refer to the withdrawal from the political process in Iraq "puts the future of the country in danger."

"Dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad with the participation of all allies is the best and only way to resolve political issues," al-Khanjar said.

"The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is a key pillar of the political process in Iraq," he wrote.

Following the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) statement and its stance on the Federal Court's ongoing violations against the Kurdistan Region, a new phase in the political process of both the Kurdistan Region and Iraq is anticipated.

On Monday March 18, the KDP Political Bureau issued a statement addressing Iraq's current situation, Erbil-Baghdad relations, Kurdistan's parliamentary elections, and Federal Court decisions.

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They emphasized, " Here, we hold the parties of the state administration coalition accountable for their national responsibility in implementing the constitution and all aspects of the political and administrative agreement to establish the current Iraqi government under the leadership of Mr. Mohammed Shia al-Sudani; otherwise, we cannot proceed with the political process."

The KDP Political Bureau highlighted the importance of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) not accepting unconstitutional decisions and imposed systems, stating, "Elections should not be held under an imposed system."