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Kurdish Leader Barzani and French Consul General Discuss Upcoming Elections in Kurdistan

Gulan Media April 2, 2024 News
Kurdish Leader Barzani and French Consul General Discuss Upcoming Elections in Kurdistan

In a crucial meeting held on Monday, Masoud Barzani, the prominent Kurdish leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), engaged in discussions with French Consul General Yann Braem regarding the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan Region.

According to a statement released by the Barzani Headquarters, the meeting centered around the concerns raised by the Kurdistan Democratic Party regarding the election mechanism. Both Barzani and Braem emphasized the significance of these forthcoming elections, highlighting the necessity for a robust electoral process that ensures the representation and will of the Kurdish people.

During the meeting, Consul General Braem reiterated France's steadfast support for a stable and strong Kurdistan. He expressed a readiness to assist the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in navigating political challenges and fostering constructive dialogue with the Iraqi federal government.

Acknowledging France's longstanding solidarity with the Kurdish cause, Barzani hailed the historical ties between the Kurdish and French peoples as unparalleled. He emphasized the KDP's unwavering commitment to upholding electoral legitimacy in the Kurdistan Region.

Barzani underscored the party's efforts to ensure clean and fair elections but voiced concerns over obstacles hindering the electoral process. These concerns included issues such as the exclusion of ethnic and religious communities, instances of voter disenfranchisement, and potential measures impacting the integrity of the election.

The Kurdish leader reiterated the KDP's stance in favor of transparent and interference-free elections. He called upon the international community to actively participate in monitoring the electoral process, ensuring that it remains free from manipulation and accurately reflects the will of the Kurdish people.

As the Kurdistan Region prepares for these critical parliamentary elections, the discussions between Barzani and Braem underscore the importance of international support and oversight in fostering a democratic and inclusive electoral environment.

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