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Iraqi Kurdistan sets September 30th for parliament elections

Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Kurdistan Region has set September 30th for parliament elections postponed since last year.

Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani made the announcement during a press conference on Tuesday.

Barzani urged the parliament in December to set the date for elections within three months.

The parliament decided in October to call off the votes for eight months, after initially setting November for the polls. A few days later, former president Masud Barzani announced his resignation, having failed to enforce the results of a September vote in which a majority voted for independence from Iraq as Iraqi forces seized territories disputed over with the autonomous region.

 



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