Political Leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan in Tatters


The Kurdistan Regional Government is already suffering international blowback from its independence referendum, and now some Kurds are calling for the ouster of those who backed the vote, sending local politics into freefall.

Parliamentary elections scheduled for Nov. 1 were delayed on Monday, after the region’s political parties failed to present candidates. And the Kurdish territory’s second-largest political party – the Gorran Movement – called for current KRG President Masoud Barzani to step down.

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