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May 12, 2018 Held

Iraq

Republic of Iraq

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

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Results: 

Seats won in this election

  • Marching Towards Reform:    54
  • State of Law Coalition:    25 
  • Fatah Alliance:    48
  • National Wisdom Movement:    19
  • Victory Alliance:    42
  • National Coalition:    21‎
  • Movement for Change:    5
  • Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP):    25
  • Patriotic Union of Kurdistan:    18
  • Uniters for Reform Coalition:    14
  • Baghdad Alliance:    3

At stake in this election:

  • 329 seats in the Council of Representatives of Iraq

Note on the Results: The remaining 55 seats went to more than 20 other parties.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Faud MASUM
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Haider al-ABADI
  • Assembly: Iraq has a unicameral Council of Representatives (Majlis an-Nuwwab al-`Iraqiyy) with 328 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Council of Representatives (Majlis an-Nuwwab al-`Iraqiyy) 328 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Election Note:

  • This is the first Iraqi election since the defeat of ISIS in the country in 2017. 

Main coalitions in this electoral race: 

  • Marching Towards Reform / سائرون‎ ​
    • Leader: Muqtada al-SADR
  • State of Law Coalition / إئتلاف دولة القانون‎ 
    • Leader: Nouri al-MALIKI
  • Fatah Alliance / ائتلاف الفتح
    • Leader: Hadi al-AMIRI 
  • National Wisdom Movement / تيار الحكمة الوطني 
    • Leader: Ammar al-HAKIM
  • Victory Alliance / ائتلاف النصر
    • Leader: Haider al-ABADI
  • National Coalition / ائتلاف الوطنية
    • ​Leader: Iyad ALLAWI
  • Movement for Change / بزووتنەوەی گۆڕان
    • ​Leader: Omar Said ALI
  • Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) / پارتی دیموکراتی کوردستان
    • Leader: Massoud BARZANI
  • Patriotic Union of Kurdistan / ەکێتیی نیشتمانیی کوردستان‎ 
    • ​Leader: Kosrat Rasul ALI
  • Uniters for Reform Coalition / ائتلاف متحدون للاصلاح
    • ​Leader: Khamis al-KHANJAR

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 39,192,111 (2017 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 20,453,696 (December 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 19,396,478 (2017)

·         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: 83 (following the 2014 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: 5,290,993 (est.)