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WED, 20 JUN 2018 Kurdistan Region (GMT +3)

What is KDP?

Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is a democratic and patriotic party who believes in human rights, Social justice and individual freedom. The party believes in the Kurdish and other nations' right to self determination and practicing this right in accordance with the international legal jurisdictions and through democratic and peaceful means. To achieve its aims, the Party benefits from the experiences of the history of the Kurdish liberation movement and Mustafa Barzani's patriotic and heroic legacy. It also benefits from the shared experiences of other nations which are relevant to circumstances in Kurdistan.

KDP was founded on 16 August 1946 under the leadership of the Kurdish legendary leader Mustafa Barzan



Selected Articles
President Masoud Barzani received Jan Kubis, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq.


President Barzani stressed that the elections held brought about a new reality, and for the people of Kurdistan, the main priority is to observe and adhere to the principles of partnership, consensus and balance in all areas of governance.

Statement by the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party


The Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives and with the support of some people and political parties brought up a wave of rejection and protest and issued a number of unconstitutional resolutions and laws that put the entire political process in Iraq to a freeze and complexity.

Joint views of Kurdistan Democratic Party and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan on the new political alliance in Iraq


The political Bureaus of (KDP) and (PUK) consider the move as positive and believe it is a political roadmap for a good alliance to overcome the complex political crisis. Undoubtedly, (KDP) and (PUK) will discuss their common positions and will work to form a joint delegation as soon as possible to commence dialogue and discussions.