On Thursday, the Iraqi Parliament has voted to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim from his position, shortly after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sent a letter to the parliament asking for governor’s removal.
The Office of the Iraqi Parliament Speaker announced on Thursday that it has received a letter from the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi asking the parliament to sack Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim from his position.
Previously, 128 MPs in the Iraqi Parliament collected signatures to sack Kirkuk governor who has been campaigning for the upcoming independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region.
Meanwhile, 110 Iraqi MPs have collected signatures to sack Iraq’s Kurdish President Fuad Masum.
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