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Gorran Official Resigns after Party’s Election Decline

BAS News - 2018-10-21 14:04
ERBIL — Another official has abandoned the Change Movement (Gorran) in the aftermath of party’s achievement in the recent Kurdistan parliamentary election. Mohammed Ali announced his resignation in an online statement on his official Facebook page. He pr ...

Gorran Yet to Decide on Participating in Future Kurdistan Government

BAS News - 2018-10-20 21:17
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) party is yet to make a final decision on participating in the next Kurdistan Regional Government, wishing to hold a congress before the move. The party held a meeting on Saturday to discuss several issues, among which ...

Gorran to PUK: Admit to “High Treason” in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-17 10:22
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) has called on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to admit to committing “high treason” with respect to the fall of Kirkuk on 16th October 2017. In an official statement the last minutes on Tuesday, which was the o ...

Gorran to Hold Congress in December

BAS News - 2018-10-11 16:25
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is planning to hold its congress by the end of the current year in hopes of addressing its weakening position, said a senior member. “Gorran has decided to review its performance and position, from the top down ,” acc ...

Please, don’t boycott the Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-10-09 10:25
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net There have been disturbing reports coming out through different media outlets that small Kurdish political parties such as the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), the Change Movement (Gorran) and New Generation pol ...

Gorran: Barham Salih Not Recognized as President

BAS News - 2018-10-04 11:30
ERBIL — An official from the Change Movement (Gorran) has declared that his party does not recognize Barham Salih as the new president of Iraq. Hemin Shekhani, a member of Gorran’s National Assembly, told BasNews that the political arguments on Barham Sa ...

Gorran Envoy in UK Resigns for Losing Election

BAS News - 2018-10-01 11:55
ERBIL — The secretary of Change Movement’s (Gorran) representative council in the UK has handed in his resignation from the position after his party misperformance in Sunday’s Kurdistan parliamentary election. Ariyan Tawagozi wrote on his official Facebo ...

Kurdistan Opposition Leader: Electoral Commission is Independent

BAS News - 2018-09-30 09:56
ERBIL — The leader of Change Movement (Gorran), Omar Sayed Ali, said the Kurdistan electoral election is independent, hoping that it maintains its impartiality throughout the process of 2018’s parliamentary election. “The electoral commission is independ ...

Gorran Senior Member Violates Commission Procedures

BAS News - 2018-09-28 18:00
ERBIL - A senior member of the Change Movement (Gorran) has violated the Independent High Electoral Commission’s rules by resuming electoral campaign after it has officially ended. The electoral commission has already announced that the campaigns were co ...

Former Gorran Lawmaker Runs for Iraqi Presidency

BAS News - 2018-09-22 15:10
ERBIL — The former member of the Iraqi parliament from the Change Movement (Gorran), Sirwa Abdulwahid, will nominate herself for the position of Iraq’s president. According to media outlets close to Gorran, Abdulwahid is not the party’s nominee for the p ...

Gorran Decides to Join Kurdstan Elections: Statement

BAS News - 2018-09-10 20:56
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) finally decided to participate in the upcoming regioal parliamentary election, said the party in a statement on Monday evening. Gorran and some other Kurdish political factions previously attempted to postpone the par ...

Gorran Official Blames PUK for Iranian Attack on Kurdish Oppositions

BAS News - 2018-09-08 15:02
ERBIL — A senior member of the Change Movement (Gorran) says the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) assisted the Islamic Republic of Iran in Saturday’s deadly attack against two main Iranian Kurdish opposition parties in Koya (some 65 kilometres southeas ...

Gorran Yet to Make Final Decision on Kurdistan Election Participation

BAS News - 2018-09-04 17:53
ERBIL — Delegates from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) met on Tuesday morning for talks on the latest political developments ahead the regional parliamentary election. Spokespersons for the two Kurdish parties hel ...

Gorran MP Admits to Internal Division, Favouring Election Postponement

BAS News - 2018-09-04 10:43
ERBIL — A member of the Iraqi parliament from the Change Movement (Gorran) has revealed that there are disputes in the ranks of his party “like any others”. Speaking to VOA’s Kurdish service, MP Yousif Mohammed said Gorran prefers the Kurdistan Region pa ...

PUK, KIG, Gorran Working to Put Off Kurdistan Election: MP

BAS News - 2018-08-25 14:37
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker has revealed a plan coordinated between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), and Change Movement (Gorran) to postpone Kurdistan’s parliamentary election this year. Speaking to BasNews, MP Nazim ...

Gorran Suffering from Serious Internal Crisis

BAS News - 2018-07-11 21:35
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is now grappling with apparently serious internal tensions over manipulation of party’s financial resources by the family of late leader Nawshirwan Mustafa. In the latest reaction, Gorran member of Kurdistan Parliamen ...

Gorran Responds to Turkish FM's Accusations of Supporting PKK

BAS News - 2018-07-07 16:46
ERBIL - As a response to Turkish FM's accusations of backing the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Change Movement (Gorran) said in a statement on Saturday that it supports the political and cultural rights of Kurds in all states. "Gorran has never hidden ...

Turkey threatens PUK, Gorran over supporting PKK

Waar Media - 2018-07-06 20:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), threatening them to pay for that. In an interview with Anadolu A ...

Turkish FM Threatens PUK, Gorran

BAS News - 2018-07-06 16:31
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), threatening them to pay for that. In an interview with Anadolu Agenc ...

Kirkuk at Great Risk of IS Attack: Official

BAS News - 2018-06-24 14:48
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants have lately re-emerged in Kirkuk province and many people have seen them around the city, said a Kurdish official in the city. Speaking to BasNews, Mohammed Nasradin, head of a Change Movement (Gorran) headquarter ...

Turkey Accuses PUK, Gorran of Aiding PKK

BAS News - 2018-06-05 23:10
ERBIL — Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of aiding the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah province. “PKK has been supported by ...

Gorran Movement sacks Massoud Haidar as member and Iraqi MP

E-Kurd - 2018-05-29 22:32
SULAIMANI – Change Movement (Gorran) announced on Monday the sacking of a member of the movement, Massoud Haider Haji Rostem, over a lack of obedience to Gorran’s rules. Haidar, a Gorran member, who is also an Iraqi parliamentarian was dismissed “for not ...

PUK Committed Fraud in Iraqi Election Without Iran's Involvement: Gorran

BAS News - 2018-05-27 15:35
ERBIL - Although Iran was highly accused of helping the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, Change Movement (Gorran) as a main rival for the party said that the Islamic Republic of Iran "was not behind the issue ...

Gorran to Boycott Iraqi Parliament, Political Process: MP

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region Parliament for the Change Movement (Gorran) has revealed that his party’s decision so far is to boycott the parliament and political process in Baghdad. MP Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews that the decision is for the f ...

Gorran Considering the Establishment of Military Base

BAS News - 2018-05-17 23:53
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is reportedly considering the establishment of an armed brigade to protect itself in the face of any future threats posed to the party. According to the information obtained by BasNews, some senior Gorran officials ar ...

Gorran Threatens Commissioner for More Parliamentary Seats: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-17 23:23
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) has threatened a senior member of Iraqi electoral commission with death if he refuses to give the party three extra seats in the upcoming parliament, said an official. During a roundtable debate on al-Sharqiya news ch ...

Six Kurdish parties demand repeat of Parliamentary Election in Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2018-05-14 21:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Six political parties in Kurdistan Region demanded on Monday a repeat of the Iraqi parliamentary election in Kurdistan Region and disputed areas under the supervision of the international monitors. The leaders of the Change Movement (Gorran), ...

Six Kurdish Parties Demand Repeat of Parliamentary Election in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-14 18:59
ERBIL - Six political parties in kurdistan Region demanded on Monday a repeat of the Iraqi parliamentary election in kurdistan Region and disputed areas under the supervision of the international monitors. The leaders of the Change Movement (Gorran), the ...

Gorran: PUK Could Use Weapons in Disputed Areas not Attacking Us

BAS News - 2018-05-13 20:42
ERBIL - Apart from rejecting the Iraqi election results in Sulaymaniya province, Change Movement (Gorran) condemned on Sunday the attack on its headquarters and founder's grave allegedly by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan special forces. "Those guns the ...

Gorran Accuses Iran of Intervening in Iraqi Election in Favour of PUK

BAS News - 2018-05-13 16:13
ERBIL - A member of the Change Movement (Gorran) claimed on Sunday that Iran has helped the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniya province in the Iraqi parliamentary election for the party's withdrawal from Kirkuk in October, last year. "We a ...

Gorran Demands Counting Sulaymaniyah Ballots Manually

BAS News - 2018-05-13 10:52
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is insisting on counting the votes in Sulaymaniyah province manually after it accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of fraud. Gorran lawmaker Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews on Sunday that the PUK should agree to ...

Kurdistan PM Calls for Restraint as PUK Forces Attach Gorran

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:55
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has issued a statement to urge all sides on restraint as the special forces for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are attacking the headquarter of Change Movement (Gorran). “We are saddened b ...

PUK Special Forces Encircle Gorran Headquarter in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:13
ERBIL — The headquarter of Change Movement (Gorran) has reportedly been besieged by the anti-terror forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) house after the polling stations were closed. Gorran media outlets reported gunshots around the Zargata h ...

Aram Sheikh Mohammed’s Corruption Case Revealed

BAS News - 2018-02-27 11:42
ERBIL – A case of corruption committed by the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Aram Sheikh Mohammed has been revealed by a former member of the Change Movement (Goran). "When Mohammed became a member of the Iarqi parliament, he appointed me and 33 ...

Marginal Political Entities Ally to Weaken PUK Ahead of Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-30 20:28
ERBIL — The goal of the recent agreement between the New Generation and the Azadi Movement is to weaken the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Change Movement (Goran) in the upcoming regional elections. Soran Sewkani a political commentator told ...

KDP and PUK Work On Reforming the Government

BAS News - 2018-01-30 11:05
According to sources, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are working on reforming the current government.While approaching the presidential and parliamentary elections in Kurdistan Region, the Change Movement ...

Avaaz launches campaign to stop Turkish aggression on Afrin

ANHA - 2018-01-28 10:30
QAMIŞLO– Avaaz, the world’s largest and most effective online campaign group for change, launched a campaign to collect signatures to stop the Turkish bombardment of Afrin. Avaaz, a global online movement aimed at enabling people’s decision-making policie ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Hopes to Bring Gorran, KIG into Electoral Coalition

BAS News - 2018-01-28 00:15
ERBIL — Al-Fatih bloc, a group of powerful Iraqi Shi’ite militias led by Hadi al-Ameri, are reportedly attempting to bring the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) into an alliance for the upcoming elections in Iraq. According to a ...

Change Movement renews its support to Era Resistance

ANHA - 2018-01-23 20:25
NEWS DESK– Change Movement renewed its support for the heroic resistance demonstrated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Afrin within the “Era Resistance” during a visit to the representative of the Democratic Autonomous Administration in al-Sulaima ...

No Transparency in Sulaymaniyah Budget

BAS News - 2018-01-23 19:10
A member of the provincial council accuses the local authorities of not spending the money on public services ERBIL — According to a statement by a member of the provincial council of Sulaymaniyah from the Change Movement (Goran), there is no transparenc ...

PKK Works to Establish New Canton in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2018-01-17 20:06
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is trying to establish a new canton in Kurdistan. Specific political factions within the Change Movement (Goran), the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) and the wing of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which is ...

Kurdistan Parliament speaker officially resigns

Waar Media - 2017-12-26 15:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Yousif Mohammed, the speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, announced his resignation from the post on Tuesday, a few days after his Change Movement (Gorran) declared its withdrawal from the KRG cabinet. “I fought for justice and the rule of la ...

Kurdistan Region’s Parliament Speaker Announces His Resignation

BAS News - 2017-12-26 15:16
ERBIL — The Speaker of Kurdistan Region’s Parliament, Yousif Mohammed, announced his resignation in a press conference on Tuesday. The parliament speaker who belongs to Gorran (Change) Movement, officially announced his resignation on Tuesday in a press ...

Gorran, KIG declare withdraw from KRG cabinet

Waar Media - 2017-12-21 14:03
WAAR-DUHOK: The Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) have withdrawn from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as the political deadlock in the region remains unsolved. According to Gorran media outlets, the political parties on W ...

Gorran, KIG Withdraw from KRG

BAS News - 2017-12-20 19:36
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) have withdrawn form the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as the political deadlock in the region remains unsolved. According to Gorran media outlets, the political parties on Wedne ...

Gorran Suspends Agreement with PUK: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-20 19:36
SULAYMANIYAH — The Change Movement (Gorran) on Wednesday decided to suspend a previously signed agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “The national assembly of Goran movement unanimously decided today to suspend Gorran-PUK agreement,” sa ...

Gorran Has Not Withdrawn from KRG: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-12 22:08
ERBIL — A senior official from the Change Movement (Gorran) rejected on Tuesday the media reports claiming that the party is planning to withdraw from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). “So far there is no such a decision,” said Aras Wali, a member ...

Gorran unveils its project to form interim government in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-11-27 18:08
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran) unveiled its project to form an interim government in the Kurdistan region to rescue it from the two-year long crises. Gorran’s project includes three components that are – the general ope ...
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