ERBIL— There is an effort for withdrawing confidence from the Kurdish Iraqi President Fuad Masum, said an member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s leadership council on Wednesday.
Ali Awani said they received reports on Wednesday that 100 signatures have been collected to sack Masum.
"This is the final nail in the coffin of Kurds' existence within Iraq," Awani stated, adding the Iraqi House of Representatives is now working by majority-minority principle.
He described the signature efforts against Masum as "the best example that Iraq does not accept coexistence [with Kurds]."
"The effort to sack Masum is not shocking for us because we expected that they will resort to this."
On Tuesday also the Iraqi MPs rejected the vote on the independence of the Kurdistan Region (due 25th September) and described it as "unconstitutional."
As the referendum date is getting closer further pressure is exercised by Baghdad on Erbil to revert the plan.