BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – Members of the Iraqi Parliament voted to dismiss the governor of Kirkuk province Najmiddin Karim, during a session in Baghdad, Thursday, just eleven days before the Kurdish independence referendum takes place. Karim has stated he has no plans to step down and that “The referendum will go on as planned.”

The Governor has spoken out in the support of the referendum, and backed the inclusion of Kirkuk province into the independence vote, which is set to take place on September 25.

However, the Iraqi Parliament has rejected the plans for an independence referendum and has authorised a resolution that allows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take measures to preserve the country’s existing borders.

The section of Iraqi law under which Karim was dismissed states that permits the council of representatives to remove the governor by an absolute majority of its members, on the proposal of the Iraqi Prime Minister.

Kirkuk province is an oil-rich part of Iraq that is ethnically mixed; while Arab Iraqis are still in the majority, a large minority of the population is ethnically Kurdish.

Source: RT

Share this article:
  •  
  • 37
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    37
    Shares
ALSO READ  Turkish jets bomb PKK positions in northern Iraq
The International News Desk reports on issues and events world wide.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Newbie
Upvoted
888mladen .

Excellent news.