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Gorran: People are free to vote as they choose in referendum

By Rudaw 24/9/2017
Gorran has not supported or opposed the referendum, but has raised objections to the timing and mechanism of the vote. File photo: Rudaw/Sartip Othman
Gorran has not supported or opposed the referendum, but has raised objections to the timing and mechanism of the vote. File photo: Rudaw/Sartip Othman
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – Kurdistan’s second biggest party Gorran, or Change Movement, has said that the people of Kurdistan are free to do as they choose in the Kurdistan independence referendum.
 
The party has not supported or opposed the referendum, but has raised objections to the timing and mechanism of the vote.
 
“As Gorran, we tell the people of Kurdistan that they are free in how they deal with this process,” read a statement issued by the party Sunday night.
 
Earlier in the evening, the Islamic Group (Komal), which has held a similar view to Gorran, announced they support a ‘yes’ vote.
 
Gorran and Komal have repeatedly said they support independence for Kurdistan and they consider a referendum the right method to achieve that, but they objected to the timing of the September 25 vote and the way in which the referendum has been called and organized.
 
The party’s statement said that since the Kurdish leadership did not consider offers from the international community to postpone the vote and failed to reach a consensus at home, they will hold the parties who called for the referendum responsible for any “unwanted consequences” that may result.

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Jagerxin derashy | 25/9/2017
People of Kurdistan will always see gorran as traitors and public enemy number one ✌🏽✌🏽
Kkkk | 25/9/2017
In any future elections the Kurdish people will punish Gorran as traitor and that party will no longer have reprentatives in the Kurdish parliament .
Muraz Adzhoev | 25/9/2017
"The party has not supported or opposed the referendum, but has raised objections to the timing and mechanism of the vote" - nonsense. A woman can not be "almost pregnant". "As Gorran, we tell the people of Kurdistan that they are free in how they deal with this process" - a statement of the "Great Gorran" kindly allowing its "serf subordinates" to be free in the voting. This is political and social rudeness of this party. Almost the same "half full-half empty" position has Komal Islamic party.
Adam | 25/9/2017
Go to he'll Dorran, I voted for you first time and now I strongly regret it.
Guest | 25/9/2017
“As Gorran, we tell the people of Kurdistan that they are free in how they deal with this process.” This statement shows how stupid and arrogant the Iranian-stoog leaders of this party are. Instead of encouraging the people to vote "YES" in the referendum, they tell them that they are "free" to vote anyway they want, as if they own the people and the people cannot vote "YES" without the permission of the party's leaders. How much more stupid can one be?!

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