Official Results: Iraq’s Kurds Vote ‘Yes’ to Independent State

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) -
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, (C), attends a session of the Iraqi Parliament, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Iraq’s Kurds have voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran.

More than 92 percent of voters voted in favor of independence, the electoral commission announced.