Yusuf Mohamed: I'm still a legitimate president of the Parliament of Kurdistan and the crisis does not end a military coup
Baghdad - INA / The head of the Kurdistan parliament, Mohammed Yusuf, he is still chairman of the parliament, although prevented from entering the Parliament headquarters in the capital, Arbil.
Mohammed said in a statement, seen by "official Iraqi News Agency," "I'm still the legitimate president of the parliament. I have gained legitimacy from the electorate in Kurdistan, as well as members of parliament. In addition, it is my right presidency of the region. But so as not to make things more complicated, I did not want to claim the presidency. "
He said Mohammed "We must all work together to prevent the outbreak of civil war, and this requires all political parties to negotiate a peaceful manner and not through a military coup."
The security forces intercepted at a checkpoint Brady (Walton Bridge) President of the Kurdistan Parliament in the parade (10/12/2015) and prevented him from going to Arbil, which forced him to return to the city of Sulaymaniyah, the stronghold of the change movement to which he belongs Mohammed.
This came against the backdrop of the outbreak of violent protests during demonstrations demanding the granting of the employees' salaries, which protesters burned Mgara partisan and civilian, and led to the deaths of three people and wounding a dozen others during the beginning and middle of this month.
Mohammed went on saying that "if the political and economic crisis in the Kurdistan region persists, I assure you that demonstrations and protests will continue, too."
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