PUK, KDP agree to amend four articles of electoral law

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday agreed to amend four articles of the electoral law.

The two rival sides, the PUK and KPD have been at odds chiefly to pick a time to hold the Kurdistan Region parliamentary election also amendments to the electoral law.

Earlier today, the PUK and KDP election agencies at the KDP’s election bureau met in the Kurdistan Region capital, Erbil, on election talks and to address the issue.

A readout released after the meeting said the two sides agreed to amend four articles of the electoral law among which the significant ones were the ballot system will be semi-open and the electoral system will be a multiple-district formula.

Parliamentary elections are held every four years in the Kurdistan Region with the last one taking place in September 2018 in which the ballot system was open with a single-district formula.

The two sides will also separately hold talks with other Kurdish political parties on the amendments, Esta Media Network has learned.


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