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A referendum to approve the constitution of Iraqi Kurdistan was planned for 1 August 2009, but later postponed.

Background

The constitution was approved on 26 June in a vote of the Kurdish National Assembly by 96 votes to one with 13 members absent.[1] Seven Assembly members from the Change List boycotted the session, arguing that the Assembly should not have used emergency powers to extend their term by a month and should wait until a new Assembly had been elected. The constitution was criticised by opponents for putting too much power in the hands of the President rather than the National Assembly, and not giving the Assembly the power to impeach the President.[2] However, the constitution was backed by the opposition Service and Reform List.[3]

The constitution claimed all the disputed areas as being part of the "geographic and historic" Iraqi Kurdistan:[3]

However, it states that the "political" borders of Iraqi Kurdistan would be determined by Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution. Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, was reported to have opposed this clause, saying it hinders resolving the differences between Kurdistan and the central government. al-Maliki asked visiting US Vice President Joe Biden to try to persuade Kurdish leaders to cancel the constitution.[4]

Date

The referendum was originally planned to coincide with the 2009 parliamentary elections on 25 July.[1] However, the Independent High Electoral Commission announced a delay on 6 July, saying holding the three elections on the same day would affect the "honesty" of the commission.[5]

References


Iraqi Kurdistan Elections and referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan
Parliamentary elections
Presidential elections
Governorate elections
Municipal elections
Referendums
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