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.