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Kurdistan chooses independence: Preliminary results 91.83% ‘yes’

By Rudaw 26/9/2017
Kurdistan voted on Monday for independence from Iraq. Photo: Hejar Jawhar
Kurdistan voted on Monday for independence from Iraq. Photo: Hejar Jawhar
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdistan’s referendum has passed with 91.83 percent support for independence, according to preliminary figures from the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) election department. 

Voter turnout was 77.83 percent, the KDP data revealed. The KDP, like other political parties, had observers at polling stations, gathering data. The election commission has not yet released official results. 
The Kurdish election commission has announced that the voter turnout was 72 percent. Of 4,581,255 eligible voters, 3,305,925 cast ballots, Shirwan Zirar, commission spokesperson said in a press conference Monday evening. 



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sarwer | 26/9/2017
YES that would make Ardogan crying for full his life with his body guard Abadi shame on both of them asshole
| 26/9/2017
yes the turnout in 2005 was larger and much higher than this time. that should tell you it is not a victory but a loss
Stewee Guy
Stewee Guy | 26/9/2017
Pictures like this represents our real civilized Kurdish culture to the world. while a picture of hundreds of men with no signs of women and children does the opposite and doesn't belong to our culture.
s.L.M.M | 27/9/2017
A grate refrendum 👍
A Kurd in exile | 27/9/2017
I am proud of my dear brothers and sisters in Bashur (Southern Kurdistan) who participated in the referendum and voted "YES"! God bless them all! I wish I could be there to vote alongside with them! Long Live Kurdistan and the Kurds! Long Live President Barzani!

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