Q&A: Fazil Basharati, member of KDP leadership council

A leading member of the KRG's ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) discusses fractures among Kurdish parties and the prospects for unification in Baghdad.
Q&A: Fazil Basharati, member of KDP leadership council
Fazil Basharati, member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council. (Source: Fazil Basharati)

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has dominated politics in the autonomous Kurdistan region for more than a decade, but Iraq's upcoming national elections will present it with new challenges.

Less than a month after the KDP led an independence referendum in September 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a military operation to re-establish federal control of Kirkuk and other disputed territories.

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