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IHEC Registering International Observers for Kurdistan Referendum

IHEC Registering International Observers for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (KIHEC) is now registering the international observers who intend to observe the upcoming Kurdistan Region’s independence vote. “Kurdistan’s Independent High Elections and Referendu ...
IHEC Registering International Observers for Kurdistan Referendum - BAS News

Canadian MPs Voice Support for Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-24 01:43
ERBIL — Members of the Canadian Parliament extended their support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. Two Canadian MPs, who spoke to Kurdistan24 on Thursday, expressed their support for Kurdistan’s desi ...

Barzani: US Position on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote “Surprising”

BAS News - 2017-09-23 01:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Erbil is surprised by the position of the US on Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum. He said the Kurds are not committing a crime by seeking a chance to have their say on their future. ...

Turkmen call on Kirkuk residents to boycott Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
KIRKUK,— Turkmen parties in Kirkuk called on Tuesday for the people of Kirkuk province to refuse the referendum on the independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The Turkmen parties, during a news conference, called for the province to boycott the referend ...

Gorran, KIG reiterate their position to postpone Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran), the second biggest party in Iraqi Kurdistan, and the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) reiterated their position on Monday calling for a delay to the referendum on the independence of Kurdist ...

[IN PICTURES]: Campaign for Independence Referendum Launched in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-05 11:58
ERBIL— The official campaign for the upcoming referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region began on Tuesday in Erbil. Kurdistan Region has scheduled an independence referendum for September 25 to allow people in the region to determine their future ...

Gorran, KIG Renew Call for Postponing Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-04 16:34
ERBIL— Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) on Monday once again demanded Kurdistan Region political leadership to postpone independence referendum until Kurdistan parliament sets a date for the vote. Leaders from both parties met t ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

KIHEC: Online voting registration for Kurdistan diaspora opens September 1

Waar Media - 2017-08-25 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has called on the people of Kurdistan who live abroad to register their names on its website starting from September 1 in order to vote in the upcoming referendum. In a statemen ...

12,000 Polling Stations Planned for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-23 16:44
ERBIL—There will be 12,000 polling stations available for the electorates to cast their vote in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, said the spokesperson for Kurdistan Region's Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHER). ...

Turkey sees risk of Kurds defying region with independence vote

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 10:43
Turkey sees a real risk that Iraqi Kurds will press ahead with an independence referendum, according to an adviser to the president, a move that would defy almost unanimous opposition among neighboring states and surprise the many observers who foresee a ...