Kirkuk's Provincial Council demands a referendum to join Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan 11:05 AM - 2017-04-04

Kirkuk's Provincial Council demands a referendum to join Kurdistan Region

By Majority, Kirkuk's Provincial Council refused the Iraqi Parliament's decision to take down Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk, and decided to ask the Iraqi parliament to make a referendum in Kirkuk.
Kirkuk Provincial Council had held a session today Tuesday, 4th of April, to discuss the Province's desire to join Kurdistan Region and to be a part of it after a referendum, as well for addressing the Iraqi Parliament's decision to take down Kurdistan flag from Kirkuk.
The member of the council had refused in majority the parliament decision, stressing on the importance to activate the constitutional article 140 regarding the disputed areas.
The council had accused federal government of neglecting the implementing of constitutional article 140 regarding the disputed areas for years.
The Provincial Council of Kirkuk had decided earlier to raise the flag of Kurdistan in Kirkuk and above its governmental buildings after the Governor Najmadeen Karem had requested to vote on his request.
This move had caused very different reactions, Kurdish parties and politicians had welcomed the move considering it as the actual implementing of constitutional article 140 and as a victory for Kurds. The Federal government and Parliament had rejected raising Kurdistan flag, describing the move as (illegal and unconstitutional).
Rawaa Samer
PUKmedia


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