September 30, 2018 / 3:53 PM / 2 months ago

PUK says it will not recognise results of Kurdish parliamentary election

An elderly Kurdish man casts his vote at a polling station, during parliamentary elections in the semi-autonomous region in Erbil, Iraq September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the dominant Kurdish parties in northern Iraq, said it would not recognise the results of Sunday’s parliamentary election in the region.

The PUK is competing with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the poll, one year after the Kurds’ failed bid for independence from the rest of Iraq.

Reporting by Raya Jalabi; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Peter Graff

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