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.
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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