ERBIL — All political parties in the Kurdistan Region have reached a consensus on the election date for the parliamentary election in the Region with no political obstacles facing the process, an official said on Wednesday.
Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Fawzi Hariri, the Chief of Staff of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, assured that the electoral commission has already initiated preparations for the Kurdistan parliamentary elections, and there are no political impediments hindering the process.
“The election commission will inform us of the preparations. Elections are necessary to support the governance of the Kurdistan Region,” Hariri added.
The announcement of the election date came on August 3, 2023, when Dilshad Shahab, a spokesperson for the Kurdistan Region Presidency, held a press conference to reveal that President Nechirvan Barzani had issued a decree designating February 25, 2024, as the date for the sixth session of parliamentary elections.
Following the conclusion of the fifth session of the Kurdistan Parliament on October 9, 2022, the parliament passed Law No. 12 to extend the fifth session. However, on May 22, 2023, the Kurdistan Region’s parliament decided to reactivate the electoral commission, a move later declared "illegal" by the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court.