Athra Alliance strategizes ahead of Iraqi provincial elections

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region of Iraq — In a meeting hosted in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), the Athra Alliance discussed key political matters as the provincial elections in Iraq draw near.

The meeting, which took place on Sunday evening at the office of the Abnaa al-Nahrain in Erbil, bringing together leaders from various organizations within the coalition.

The Athra Alliance, officially established on 3 August 2022, is a joint political bloc formed by five Chaldea–Syriac–Assyrian political parties — Bethnahrin Patriotic Union (Huyodo Bethnahrin Athroyo, HBA), the Assyrian Patriotic Party, Abnaa al-Nahrain, the Assyrian Democratic Movement (Zowaa), and the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian Popular Council.

The agenda encompassed a thorough exploration of political affairs and an assessment of the current state of the Chaldea–Syriac–Assyrian people. Participants delved into the challenges prevalent in the current political environment, underscoring the imperative of sustained collaborative national efforts. Emphasis was placed on fostering a unified discourse, aligning positions, and enhancing the mechanisms required to navigate the complexity of these challenges.

The gathering also tackled the subject of parliamentary elections anticipated in the KRI early next year, with a particular focus on the distribution of quota seats.