Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian political parties unite to oppose demographic changes and election law in Iraq

ANKAWA, Iraq — Four political parties representing the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people have united in a mass movement aimed at countering the demographic changes occurring in Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian villages across Iraq. They also aim to address concerns regarding an election law that undermines their autonomy.

The Bethnahrin Patriotic Union in Iraq (Huyodo Bethnahrin Athroyo, HBA) engaged in discussions with other political parties representing the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people, namely Abnaa al-Nahrain, the Assyrian Patriotic Party, and the Assyrian Democratic Movement. The agenda encompassed the political and general state of affairs in the region and Iraq.

In Ankawa, the parties engaged in comprehensive deliberations concerning the circumstance of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people, the existential challenges they face, and strategies to confront these challenges and minimize their adverse impacts.

During the meeting, a unified front was endorsed to counteract the demographic changes and the new election law. The parties advocated for the restriction of voting for the minority quota seats to members of their respective minorities.

Furthermore, the meeting addressed forthcoming national challenges and emphasized the significance of establishing a unified societal perspective to effectively tackle them.