Kurdish Third-Party Opposition to the Two-Party State

Northloop points out an NPR report on the efforts of Iraqi Kurds to reform their two-party system (audio only). According to the story, the Kurdish duopoly parties will run on a joint ticket in upcoming elections. Third party opposition leaders argue that this is precisely how the entrenched parties avoid accountability while retaining their power over security, government and the economy in Iraqi Kurdistan. The douply parties counter that they must maintain a united front against Arab blocks in parliament.

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