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Kurdistan to hold new referendum

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The Kurdish parliament will call for a new referendum in the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG), but this time to vote on a separate constitution for the region, parliament advisor Tariq Goher stated on Saturday.

The advisor affirmed that the Kurdish parliament submitted a draft bill for a new separate constitution for the region to the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHERC) in Iraq to be voted on in 2009, but the IHERC rejected it for political reasons.

“A new constitution bill had been drafted in last parliamentary round, but was suspended due to the internal issues,” Goher said in press statements, confirming that the draft will be passed for a referendum, with no need for the approval of the Federal Government in Baghdad or any other regional power, because it is a local constitution.

Conflict erupted between Baghdad and Erbil due to the 2017 split referendum, where almost 93 percent of Kurdish people voted in favor of divorce from Iraq.
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