PUK, KDP hold meeting on upcoming elections

The leadership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a meeting on Wednesday (May 25) where they agreed to form a joint committee to discuss the process for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

The two parties also spoke on relations between the PUK and KDP, cooperation between both sides and the current state of affairs in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, according to a joint statement from the parties published by PUKmedia.
Both sides agreed to continue meetings between the parties in order to form a joint committee to discuss the next election process and to refrain from media campaigns against one another, the statement noted.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq announced on Monday the organization will hold a closed meeting for representatives of the Kurdistan Region’s political parties ahead of the elections.
The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, signed a decree in February assigning October, 2022 as election day for the Region’s parliament.
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