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The democratically elected Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) exercises executive power according to the Kurdistan Region’s laws, as enacted by the Kurdistan Parliament.
The current government, led by Prime Minister Barham Salih, assumed office on 28 October 2009. His Deputy is Mr Azad Barwari.
The government coalition consists of several political parties, reflecting the diversity of the Region’s people, who are Kurds, Turkmen, Chaldeans, Assyrians, Syriac, Yazidis and others living together in harmony and tolerance.
The cabinet is made up of members of the Kurdistani List coalition, which won the region’s parliamentary elections in July 2009, together with other parties. The coalition government consists of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kurdistan Islamic Movement, the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council, Turkmen representatives, Communists and Socialists. The government has 19 ministries.
The KRG is based in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region. It administers the governorates of Erbil, Suleimaniah and Dohuk.
The KRG’s programme: Renewal and reconstruction
The KRG will not stand still upon its achievements, it will work for change, revival and reform.
The sixth cabinet has the responsibility to:
protect and expand upon the achievements of the previous cabinet,
maintain several critical initiatives of the previous cabinet in terms of administrative and financial reform, and
resolve the shortcomings that we have not yet been able to tackle.
Transparency and reform
The sixth cabinet will fight against corruption, through the rule of law and transparency in government activity. The Minister of Justice will also shoulder the duty of Public Prosecutor; ensuring that dossiers of corruption and mismanagement of public funds will be sent to court.
The KRG will put an end to political party interference in governmental affairs. It will also work to create the necessary atmosphere for political activity and the development of multi-party traditions, by amending the laws pertaining to parties and communities, and also by issuing a law regarding political party funding.
The KRG plans to unify the Erbil/Dohuk and Suleimaniah institutions of the Asayish (intelligence and security), Peshmerga forces and finance, to completed the process of unification started in 2006, and to end once and for all the legacy of the era of dual administrations.
The KRG will build on the Kurdistan Region’s considerable economic progress and improved living standards by further developing education and higher education, health, agriculture, irrigation and roads, and by resolving the housing problems for low-income citizens, increasing the income level of the individual and the living standards of the lower class.
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