Iraqi Kurdish opposition MPs urge President Barzani not to extend term

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A decision to extend Iraqi Kurdish president’s term by two years has caused a lot of controversy in the Kurdistan region. Kurdistan’s two ruling parties rammed through a bill on June 30th to give President Barzani two extra years. The ruling parties introduced the bill without the required forty-eight hours notice. Kurdistan’s opposition parties have now called on President Barzani not to sign the law. They want Barzani to step down when his second term finishes at the end of this month.

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