The proposal was an independence referendum planned on 25 September 2017 for Iraqi Kurdistan. The first round of voting displayed 93% of supporters towards independence. Kurdistan Regional Government continued to regard the results as binding (Chulov, pars. 1-5). This was eventually denied by Iraq’s federal government. This happened after a number of controversies since 2014. It all started when the prime minister of Iraqi was observed to be divisive and that the central government had halted the funding initiatives since internal lobbies might happen affecting the achievement of desired results. The government also failed to develop security forces and the need for a prime minister emerged. It was on July 1, 2014 that this plan developed, but it was postponed due to various reasons. Soon after the referendum happened, Iranian Kurdistan was overflowing with joy and policy makers began with state development plans (Chulov, pars. 9-13). Barzani had also developed a separate political leadership body. Kurdish businesses unfortunately incurred major losses since Iraqi government had stopped the flights, sent troops and the region showed poor resistance to war. The retaliatory attacks had to be handled by Iranian Kurdistan people until Iraqi forces decided to take Kirkuk through an operation on 15 October 2017.
Questioning the right to begin an independence referendum, Article 126 demands a mandatory referendum for a Constitution change. This has to be approved by the majority of members at the Council. About the constituent units of Iraqi constitution and allowance to secede, there is a principle on territorial integrity that explains the concept of secession and the prohibition conditions. Republic of Iraq, according to Article 1, is considered as a completely sovereign, federal and independent state and it shall bind in all parts as per Article 13 (Sen, pars. 6-9). This supremacy dominates the constitution towards the secession demand of Iraq.