Saturday, July 02, 2011
By: Shwan Zulal
Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) or the same group of leaders have been running the northern region of Iraq for over 20 years and it has come a long since. Fratricidal conflicts and petty politics have taken its toll on the region and hindered progress for years. The government has often been described as an infant and the public has made many concessions for its early stage of development. Meanwhile, more often than not, the main ruling parties of PUK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) and KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) have been making excuses saying that the Kurdish public are not ready for reforms and cultural barriers are in the way of progress.