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Christian Block Walks Out in KRG Parliament Session

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Christian Block Walks Out in KRG Parliament Session

Nov-17-2011 at 07:54 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Kurdish Regional Government (KRG)
Christian Block Walks Out in KRG Parliament Session
by Ishtar Broadcasting Corporation. November 03, 2011.

Erbil, Iraq — Assyrian and Armenian KRG Members of Parliament walked out of a session on Tuesday in protest.
The Kurdistan Region is expected to have a regional election early next year and the Parliament has been in the works of amending election law.

The representatives of the Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council and Assyrian Democratic Movement as well as the Armenian member walked out in response of the draft not including reserved seats for minorities.

In previous elections, five seats were reserved for Assyrians, five for Turkomens and one for Armenians.

The head of Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council list in the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region, Amir Goga said he presented a memorandum to the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region, not to ratify on the proposed project, and to return it to the Parliament in order to add paragraph 6 which specifies a quota for the Christians and the Turkomens.

Goga said he was surprised by the insistence of the parliament presidency on not including the mentioned paragraph and deleting it completely from the proposal.

He hoped the paragraph will be included so as to lift the injustice against the Christian population and other minorities.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
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» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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