ERBIL— Kurdish Change Movement (Gorran) seems to vacillate over reviewing its policy and this compels the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to settle Kurdistan parliament rift with the rest of the parties, said a KDP official on Wednesday.
The entire parties, including Gorran, should step forward for shouldering their obligations for the current stage and not evade their responsibility, said Fadhil Basharati, a member of the KDP leadership council in Sulaimaniyah and Halabja.
Basharati told BasNews the KDP waited too long for Gorran to announce a date for meeting over reactivating the suspended parliament.
Political ties between the two parties, which were until two years ago partners in the Kurdistan Regional Government and parliament, were cut off after political difference led to the suspension of the legislative house and dismissal of Gorran ministers and the speaker of parliament, Yusif Mohammed (also a Gorran representative.)
The tensions seemed to alleviate after an initiative by the KDP and the election of a new general coordinator to Gorran to replace the late leader, Nawshirwan Mustafa.
The KDP, which accused Mohammed of overlooking impartiality principle as parliament speaker and refused to accept his restoration, announced recently it has no preconditions for reactivating the parliament with its current leadership and called on Gorran to set a date for a bilateral meeting.
"It seems Gorran cannot reconsider its policy as in the past its media positions against the KDP was so extreme that now they cannot take a step back from their position," Basharati believed.
He added the reason Gorran did not respond to the call by the KDP is that "they cannot be decisive."
The official stated the KDP does not wait until Gorran responds and with the rest of the parties will call back the parliament into session.
The KDP announced the initiative was to pave the way for national consensus over the independence referendum which is due on September 25 this year.
Only Gorran and the Kurdistan Islamic Group have demanded the adjournment of the referendum.
The rift over resuming parliamentary session is now over the length of the term of the current round of the parliament, with the KDP insisting that the past two years of suspension should be regarded as complementary to the term and Gorran demanding an extension of two year, some reports say.