KRG Election Results

The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq (IHEC) has announced the complete results of parliamentary elections in Kurdistan Region yesterday during a press conference in Erbil.

The Kurdistan Region held its fourth round of parliamentary elections on 21 September 2013. It included 1,129 candidates – 336 of them women, and over 2,800 international observers from 192 countries. The total turnout was almost 74%.

The Chairman of IHEC, Mr Sarbast Mustafa, said that out of the 111 seat parliament, 11 seats are allocated for the minorities as a fixed quota; 5 for Turkoman, 5 for Chaldean, Assyrian and Syriac, and 1 for Armenians.

According to the minimum 30% quota, 34 members in the next legislature will be women.

Final results of the Kurdistan Region 2013 Parliamentary Elections

  • Kurdistan Democratic Party – 743,984 votes / 38 seats
  • Gorran Movement – 476,173 votes / 24 seats
  • Patriotic Union of Kurdistan – 350,500 / 18 seats
  • Kurdistan Islamic Union – 186,741 votes / 10 seats
  • Kurdistan Islamic Group – 118,575 votes / 6 seats
  • Islamic Movement of Kurdistan – 21,834 votes / 1 seat
  • Socialist Democratic Party – 12,501 votes / 1 seat
  • Kurdistan Communist Party – 12,392 votes / 1 seat
  • Toilers Party – 8,681 votes / 1 seat

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