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Iraqi Kurd Elections Postponed for 8 Months

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Elections for president and parliament in Iraq’s Kurdistan will be delayed for eight months after political parties failed to present candidates, the regional parliament said Tuesday.

The vote was previously set to take place November 1, following a September independence referendum in which a vast majority of Kurds voted “yes.”

The Iraqi government strongly opposed the referendum vote and sent troops last week into several Kurdish-held territories to seize back control for the central...

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