Iraq Kurds Vote for Regional Leaders.
Kurdistan is not perfect but
it is the least violent area of
Iraq.Many Kurds would like
to have a fully independent nation
but that is unlikely unless Iraq's
government falls apart. For now
Kurds mostly run their own region
and they are making good progress.
Voters in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdistan region lined up hours before polling places opened to cast their ballots on Saturday in local presidential and parliamentary elections. Security was tight as Kurdish internal security forces guarded polling places and election workers frisked voters at the entrance, many of whom wore traditional Kurdish costumes "