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Change bloc shows concerns over violence in Kurdistan Region over extending Barzani’s term

Change bloc shows concerns over violence in Kurdistan Region over extending Barzani\

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Change bloc that opposes the current government in Kurdistan Region showed concerns over having violence in Kurdistan Region for extending the term of the President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani.

Earlier, the parliament of Kurdistan Region extended the term of the President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, for two years after the end of his current term in addition to extending the term of the parliament till the 1st of November 2013.

A statement by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan received by IraqiNews.com quoted the head of the Kurdistani bloc, Suzan Shihab, as saying “According to these two laws, the term of the parliament will be extended till the 1st of November 2013 if the parliamentary elections be held on the 21st of September 2013 and the second decision is to extend Barzani’s term for two more years where the constitution of Kurdistan Region will be amended during this period.”

MP, Latidf Musafa, of the Change bloc stated to Iraqi News (IraqiNews.com) “We are not only concerned over inheriting the authority in Kurdistan Region, but we are also concerned over having violence in Kurdistan Region such as what is happening in the Arab countries.”

“This decision shows that these people do not respect democracy and the peaceful change in the authority where they will be removed from their posts in the same way as in the Arab countries,” he added.

“There is no democracy in Kurdistan Region where the same faces are in the posts since the 1990s, but now they felt that the opposition can affect them and may topple them,” he concluded.

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