ElectionGudie

Jan. 30, 2005 Held

8,550,571
Voted
Iraq

Republic of Iraq

Election for Majlis an-Nuwwab al-`Iraqiyy (Iraqi Council of Representatives)

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,550,571
Valid Votes:8,456,266
Invalid Votes:94,305

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Unified Iraq Coalition (United Iraqi Alliance) 140 4,075,295

48.19%

Kurdistan Alliance 75 2,175,551

25.73%

The Iraqi List 40 1,168,943

13.82%

IRAQIS 5 150,680

1.78%

The Turkomen Iraqi Front 3 93,480

1.05%

National Independent Elites and Cadres Party 3 69,938

0.83%

The Communist Party 2 69,920

0.83%

The Islamic Kurdish Society 2 60,592

0.72%

The Islamic Labor Movement in Iraq 2 43,205

0.51%

The National Democratic Alliance 1 36,795

0.46%

National Rafidain List 1 36,255

0.43%

The Reconciliation and Liberation Entity 1 30,796

0.36%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 275 seats in the Transitional National Assembly (Mejlis Watani)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jalal TALABANI *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ibrahim al-JAFARI
  • Assembly: Iraq has a unicameral Transitional National Assembly (Mejlis Watani) with 275 seats.

* The National Assembly has yet to choose a president.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is N/A N/A.
  • In the Transitional National Assembly (Mejlis Watani) 275 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: Unified Iraq Coalition (United Iraqi Alliance)
    • Leader: NA
    • Seats won in this election: 140
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Kurdistan Alliance
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 75
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: The Iraqi List
    • Leader: Ayad ALLAWI
    • Seats won in this election: 40
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: IRAQIS / Iraqiyun
    • Leader: Ghazi Ajil al- YAWIR
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: The Turkomen Iraqi Front
    • Leader: San'an Ahmed AGHA
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: National Independent Elites and Cadres Party
    • Leader: Fatah al-SHEIKH
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: The Communist Party
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: The Islamic Kurdish Society
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: The Islamic Labor Movement in Iraq
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: The National Democratic Alliance
    • Leader: Samir al SUMAIDAI
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: National Rafidain List
    • Leader: Younadam KANA
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: The Reconciliation and Liberation Entity
    • Leader: NA
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • This was the first time Iraq held parliamentary elections since the establishment of the transitional government.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 27,017,712 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 14,662,639 (January 2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 13,357,780 (2005)

·         Is Iraq a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Iraq ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (13 August 1986)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 87 (following the 2005 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 121 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Iraq a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Iraq ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (20 March 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 4,052,656 (est.)