President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani cast his vote alongside Chancellor of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani the Kurdish independence referendum, in Pirmam, near Erbil, Monday. More than 5 million people are able to vote in the referendum. Polling stations opened within Kurdistan Region in Iraq and Kurdish held areas in northern Iraq at 08:00 am local... Еще time (05:00 GMT) and will be open until 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT). The referendum is opposed by Baghdad as well as neighbouring Iran and Turkey, which also have Kurdish areas seeking independence. The Turkmen and Arab communities in regions that will be affected by the referendum have also stated their opposition to the secession attempt.