To participate in the plebiscite in Iraqi Kurdistan, approximately 3.5 Million people came to the polling stations for the referendum vote. In some cities of Iraqi Kurdistan, according to preliminary data, more than 95% of voters voted for “independence” of the region. The final results of the referendum will be made public within next 48 hours which predicts overwhelming victory for the Barzani Camp.
Earlier, the State Department said that the independence referendum would increase instability in the region and negatively affect the people of Kurdistan. “I am deeply disappointed that the Kurdish regional government has decided to hold a unilateral referendum on independence”, – is said in the State Department.