The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) immediately expressed concern after the declaration of an Iraqi government decree delaying the process of counting the population for one year.
“The KRG is concerned that the decree has been issued. The census process is a national right for all
, including Kurdistan Region. By holding the census, all of us would have benefited from the great information that would have been gained,” said Osman Shwani, KRG Minister of Planning. Shwani explained that the delay had political backgrounds. Iraq