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Kurdistan

92.73% ‘yes’ for independence: preliminary official results

By Rudaw 27/9/2017
People of Kurdistan headed to the polls on Monday, September 25, despite the opposition of the regional and international countries. Photo: AFP/Safin Hamed
People of Kurdistan headed to the polls on Monday, September 25, despite the opposition of the regional and international countries. Photo: AFP/Safin Hamed
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An overwhelming majority of the people of Kurdistan have voted for independence, the election commission announced on Wednesday, releasing preliminary figures that 92.73 percent of voters cast ‘yes’ ballots.
 
Out of 3,085,935 valid ballots, 2,861,471 votes were for independence and 224,464 were against, 7.2 percent.

The electoral commission announced that 79,379 votes were spoiled and a further 170,611 were disregarded after reviewing complaints.

The figures also include e-votes cast by the diaspora.

Handren Mohammed, the head of the commission, told reporters that the process was “successful” and international observers who witnessed the “historic” vote have testified that it was held in a proper way.

He said the results will be considered final when approved by the Kurdish Court of Appeal.

The electoral commission has not yet released a breakdown of the votes by cities and provinces.
 
Voter turnout was 72 percent.

 

Last updated at 5:36 pm

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sal | 27/9/2017
hell yea bijit kurdistan. it show world that kurdish people are being treated bad in iraq that why we have 92 percent
Publish Me Fam | 27/9/2017
No one actually cares for your imaginary results.
Avraham Cohen | 27/9/2017
Be strong my friends! Love and support from Israel!
realist | 27/9/2017
what a beautiful brave lady pictured in this article!
Kurdistanian | 27/9/2017
Shary Halmato Qurbani, Many Congratulations to our victory, well done to the Yes voters, and disgrace to the No Voters, I was expecting some No Voters but not as much as 224,464 Jash Zola Kurds that they breath our Kurdish Air and drinking our water that we paid blood for, these Jask Zola Kurds need to be kicked out of our pure Kurdish Land.

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