Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, 2005

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Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, 2005
Location Northern Iraq
Date 30 January 2005
Results
Votes Of total
Yes check.svg Yes 1,973,412 98.98%
X mark.svg No 20,251 1.02%
Valid votes 1,993,663 99.78%
Invalid or blank votes 4,398 0.22%
Total votes 1,998,061 100.00%
Results by Governorate
2005 Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum map.svg
  Yes
  No
Coat of Arms of Kurdistan.svg
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The Kurdistan Independence referendum of January 2005 that was conducted by the Kurdistan Referendum Movement alongside the Iraqi parliamentary elections and Iraqi Kurdistan elections of 2005, was an informal referendum asking the people of Iraqi Kurdistan whether they favor remaining a part of Iraq or in favor of an independent Kurdistan. The result was an overwhelming majority of 98.8% favoring an independent Kurdistan.[1] On 22 December 2004, a non-partisan delegation headed by Mr. Ardishir Rashidi-Kalhur, President of the Kurdish American Education Society met with Ms. Carina Pirelli, Head of the U.N. Electoral Assistance Division and staff, at The United Nations Headquarters in New York, to handover 1,732,535 signatures, which were collected endorsing the call for an independence referendum on the future of Southern Kurdistan.

Results[edit]

Area: Independence Stay in Iraq Total Independence % Stay in Iraq %
Kerkuk: 131,274 181 131,582 99.88 0.12
Nineveh: 165,780 111 165,891 99.93 0.07
Diyala: 35,786 627 36,413 98.28 1.72
Silemani: 650,000 0 656,496 99.12 0.88
Hewler: 622,409 11,289 636,898 98.23 1.77
Dahuk: 368,163 2,247 370,781 99.39 0.61
Total: 1,973,412 20,251 1,998,061 98.88% 1.12%

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