Kurdistan independence referendum voting begins in the diaspora


September 22, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

The independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan region has already opened voting to Kurds in the diaspora K, a Rudaw reporter has revealed.

Namo Abdulla, Rudaw’s Washington Bureau Chief, has revealed on his Twitter that voting has begun for diaspora Kurds, with the first vote being cast in China.

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The Kurdish people have a two million strong diaspora community, most significantly in Germany, Israel and France.

The unconstitutional referendum takes place on Monday in Iraq where it is expected that the majority of people will vote in favor of independence.

All major countries and international organisations, with the exception of Israel, have denounced the referendum. 

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