The referendum has given them the right to withdraw ratification in the year 2005 and to ensure formal relationship with Iraq going forward (Cabinet KRD, pars. 21-29). Referendums are meant to know the wishes of people when the current government has either misused its power or become powerless. In this case, it has misused it many instances which called for referendum on independence. According to the Iraq constitution, it is a voluntary union which can also be voluntarily dissolved through the constituent units. It should also be noted that Iraq has failed to honor constitution which actually formed the base for creation of a voluntary union. In such a case, Kurdistan has every right to call referendum as lawful and constitutional. This referendum will stand as a marker to denote the dissolution of law, government and powers.
Impact of the law applicable
It was the first Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum organized to state the interest of over 93% of voters to become independent. Although it is a controversial referendum, the voter turnout rate has shown the urge of people to become democratic and dissolve the existing Iraqi government.
The impact of the law is the call for dissolution of Iraq rule as per the constitution of Iraq and application of chapters on secession by United Nations to ensure the rights of every member upon dissolution.