ERBIL — More than 60 members of the Kurdistan Region Parliament are now ready to convene on Friday and reactivate the parliament which has suspended sessions since October 2015, a lawmaker said.
Speaking to Kurdistan24, MP Firsat Sofi said that there is a prospect for parliament reactivation on Friday and conducting immediate discussions over the independence referendum.
Earlier on Wednesday, parliament’s media department said in a statement that the required number of MPs for a quorum are ready to resume the parliamentary sessions, therefore, the parliament will be reconvened on September 14.
However, the meeting was postponed due to regulations in the bylaw which requires the parliament sending invitation to MPs 48 hours prior to the sessions.
Among the Kurdish political parties, the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) are yet to decide on taking part in the efforts to call the parliament back into sessions.
MP Salar Mahmoud said he hopes that the two parties also join the efforts as the “historic” day for holding independence referendum is fast approaching.