Iraq’s Kurdistan plans presidential, parliamentary elections on November 1 - report

Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region plans to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on November 1, Reuters reported. The news was announced by Erbil-based Rudaw TV said, which cited the election supervising body. Voters delivered an overwhelming yes for independence at a referendum held on September 25 in the Kurdish-held regions. The incumbent president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq is Masoud Barzani.