Kurds in Iraq protest againts delay in forming Iraqi Kurdish gov't
A delay in forming the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq has sparked protests in two major Kurdish-populated cities on Saturday, Anadolu reported.
Over 100 people from 25 different NGOs gathered in the cities of Irbil and Sulaymaniyah to protest against a lack of agreement to form a government, 140 days since the elections.
More than four months after parliamentary elections, a coalition government has yet to be formed; protestors blamed the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for the deadlock.
Protestors urged Iraqi Kurdish leader, Masoud Barzani to take action to solve the crisis.
The KDP won the elections held for the KRG on September 21.
The opposition Goran Party came second, making it difficult for the KDP and PUK to form a coalition government, as they had done in 2007.