Kurdistan: 92% voted in favor of independence

Today, it was reported that almost 93 percent of the Kurdish minority in Iraq voted in favor of independence in the controversial referendum. Voter turnout was 72 percent.
92% in favor of independence Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Today (Wednesday), the Kurdish High Election Committee announced that 92 percent of the Kurdish minority in Iraq voted in favor of independence in the recent referendum. The controversial referendum has angered the Iraqi government, which stated that it will not acknowledge its results.

The vote was held on Monday, and voter turnout was 72.16 percent according to the Rudaw news outlet. Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the cancelation of the referendum results and urged the Kurdish government to hold a dialogue as required by the constitution.

Barzani Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

As reported yesterday by JOL, Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani already announced that the results of the Kurdish independence referendum were "yes."



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