Scheduled for 1 November presidential and parliamentary elections in Iraqi Kurdistan will not take place, since no one still has not registered as a candidate. This was stated by the head of Central election Commission of the Autonomous region of Hendrian Mohammad.
According to him, the electoral Commission intends to appeal to the Parliament with a request to appoint a new election date. According to initial plans, the registration of candidates was completed last week, but then it was extended until October 23.
Movement Goran, head of the Kurdish opposition, urged the Autonomous region Massoud Barzani and his Deputy Kosrat Rasul to resign. The movement’s leader Shoresh Hadji called upon to form a government of national salvation and to start a dialogue with the Iraqi authorities.
We will remind that on September 25 in Iraqi Kurdistan and Kirkuk province held a referendum on independence. 92% of the participants expressed support to secede from Iraq and establish their own state.
In response, the Iraq imposed a blockade of the Autonomous region. The Iraqi army and Shiite militia without a fight took the province of Kirkuk. According to media publications, the mediator was made by Iran. After that, the Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi said that the referendum is gone.