Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party holds regular meeting
The Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party held a regular meeting on October 17, 2008.
The meeting dealt with the political situation and recent developments in the country, as well as the work of the party and its organizations, based on two reports; political and organizational, that were presented by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee.
Discussions of political developments focused on the issue of the security and military agreement with the United States and ongoing negotiations about it. The Central Committee meeting called for the publication of the latest draft text of the agreement, to inform the people and allow them to express their opinion through possible ways and means. The meeting also discussed the relationship between the federal government and the regional Kurdistan government, the changes in the landscape of political forces, the emerging new alignments, and related ramifications and many other relevant issues that need to be considered and tackled.
The meeting dealt with the issue of the forthcoming provincial elections, its importance and the need to seek to ensure wider popular participation and good preparation. It stressed the importance of preparing the party organizations, and all its comrades and supporters, to take part in these elections with dynamism, perseverance and a high democratic spirit to achieve the desired results.
The Central Committee meeting also reviewed the developments of the deepening global financial-economic crisis, which has revealed the harm and grave consequences of neo-liberal policies and ideology. It considered the possible ways that this crisis can impact our country, and how its consequences can be averted.
The meeting stressed the need to prepare for the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Iraqi Communist Party, on March 31, 2009, and the importance of drawing lessons from the history of struggle of the party and the patriotic movement, for its future work and striving relentlessly for "a Free Homeland and Prosperous People".
A more detailed statement will be issued later about the deliberations of the Central Committee and the conclusions it reached in relation to the issues in question.