Former leader of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (IKRG) Masoud Barzani gestures after casting his ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on September 30, 2018. - Voting began across Iraq's Kurdistan for a new parliament in the autonomous region which is mired in an economic crisis a year after an independence referendum that infuriated Baghdad. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)        (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)