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More than 90% voters in Iraqi Kurdistan support idea of independence

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More than 90% of voters at Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum supported the idea of an independent state, Rudaw television channel said.

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The idea of Kurdistan’s independence won support from as many as 91.83% out of 3.44 million voters, with 8.17% being against.

Iraq’s Kurdistan region held an independence referendum on Monday. A total of 5.2 million people registered for taking part in the vote. Seventy-eight percent of them took part.

Masoud Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan’s government, have already congratulated the Kurds with the referendum results.

"We have a lot of difficulties ahead but we will be able to cope with them together. I am confident our future will be bright," he said in an address televised by Rudaw TV.

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