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Yousef: we call all parties to partake federal elections

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AKRAM BARAKAT

NEWS DESK– The co-chair of the Executive Body of the Democratic North-Syria Federation Fawza Yousef called all parties, organizations, institutions and people to undertake their responsibilities and do their duty in constructing the democratic federation and effectively take part in the elections scheduled in North-Syria.

The Democratic North Syria Federation is getting ready to hold communes’ elections in the Syrian north which is the first step of its kind witnessed in Syria since 7 years.

The Constituent Council of Democratic North-Syria federation set September 22 to hold communes’ elections in the federal system. November 3 was also set for holding local administrations elections (cantons, districts, towns, and villages’ councils) while January 2018 was set for regions and parliament elections.

In an exclusive interview with Hawar news agency, the co-chair of the Executive Body of the Democratic North-Syria Federation Fawza Yousef said that they are not seeking to promote any party or side’s hegemony of power in the area, Yousef said ”we are going through a new stage which is construction, so the more parties and all the society’s sects join the elections, the more successful the democratic system’s implementation is”.

Yousef also said” we have not set election threshold which is the minimum limit of votes to a party to take part”.

The co-chair of the Executive Body of the Democratic North-Syria Federation Fawza Yousef added that absence of the threshold would allow all components and parties to have representatives within the democratic federal system, so every party’s members will have seats within the democratic federation whatever the number is small.

Fawza stated that declaring the Democratic Autonomous Administration in Rojava where 3 cantons (Cizîre, Afrîn, Kobanî) but some parties and organizations have not joined, Yousef added” we are in the construction stage of the federation, we call all parties and organizations which have not partook in the federation to join the democratic federation to build, hand in hand, the democratic federation”.

Fawza explained that in the past period, many defects have appeared due to the circumstances that took place in the area” but now it is high time every one joins the construction process and undertake their responsibility, had there been any defects, just come and we will correct them together”.

Fawza Yousef assured” history and our people would not be merciful any more if we do not partake our country’s construction, we must do our duty”.

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