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Iraqi parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor from office

Iraqi parliament rejects referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. (Reuters)

Iraq’s parliament voted on Thursday to remove the governor of Kirkuk from office following a request from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, according to several lawmakers who attended the vote.

The decision to remove the governor, Najmaddin Kareem, comes after Kirkuk - an oil-rich province claimed by both the central government in Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq - decided to take part in a referendum set for Sept. 25 on Kurdish independence.

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Last Update: Thursday, 14 September 2017 KSA 15:42 - GMT 12:42
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