KDP election boycott throws Iraqi Kurdish political scene into fresh turmoil

Issue 1186 - 02 Apr 2024 | 3 minute read

Elections to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s parliament are expected to go ahead as planned in June, despite the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s boycott – and the KDP faces having to make an embarrassing climb-down or watch as its political power is undermined, but if it does sit out the election there will also be difficult questions about the incoming regional legislature’s legitimacy.

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