Voting begins in Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum

Monitoring Desk

ERBIL: The voting for Independence referendum was started on Monday despite the regional and international fears that it would create instability and violence across the region.

The independence referendum is organized by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq and polling stations opened their doors at 8:00 a.m. and it will be ended at 6:00 p.m. The final results are expected to be announced in the next three days.

As per expert analysts, the people will easily deliver a vote of yes for independence and that meant to give Massoud Barzani’s KRG a mandate to negotiate of the oil producing region with Baghdad and other neighboring states.

Rizgar told media persons while standing in the line for waiting to cast his vote in a school in Erbill, said that the Kurd people were waiting this moment for 100 years and with God’s help we want to have a state and all Kurds will say yes to Kurdistan.