Kurdistan Election Results Delayed

By John Lee.

Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has said that the results of the parliamentary election of the Kurdistan Region will not be announced until next week.

It had originally planned to give the results of Saturday's election on Thursday 26th.

73.9 percent of the 2.8 million people eligible in the ballot turned out to vote, with the province of Duhok recording the highest turnout of 76 percent, followed by Sulaymaniyah province with 73 percent and Erbil province registering a turnout of 71.7 percent.

A total of 1,129 candidates are vying for the 111 seats in the Kurdistan Parliament which has 11 seats reserved for representatives of minorities and 30 per cent of all seats allocated to women MPs.

(Sources: Independent High Electoral Commission, Erbil Governorate, KRG)

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