CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRATIZATION IN KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ AND THE ROLE OF THE ELITE 2003-2018

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By Rezhwan Tahir

ABSTRACT
This article deals with the process of democratization in Iraqi Kurdistan. It aims to critically study the key problems faced by the Kurds throughout the transition of power since the establishment of a new constitution in Iraq in 2005. At the same time, it refers to the efforts of the political leaders and political parties in taking this sequence in establishing a historical and political entity for the Kurds. This article similarly integrated the significance of the elite and political parties in defining their commitment towards the Kurdistan Region. The findings of this study indicate that the main issues output such as pointing out the main challenges facing the process and providing solutions for them. This can contribute to changes in democracy throughout the region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Within the article some interviews are used as a method to collect data regarding the role of elites and the obstacles faced by the democratization process in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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