Middle East Economic Survey


No 52



KRG Agrees To Six-Month Delay To Kirkuk Referendum

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed to a six-month delay to the planned referendum on the future status of Kirkuk, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said in an AFP interview on 17 December. Under the Iraqi constitution, the referendum was to have been held before the end of 2008. But the lack of a census in the region made preparations for the vote impossible. The...