ElectionGudie

Oct. 10, 2021 Confirmed

9,629,601
Voted
Iraq

Republic of Iraq

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

Results

Cast Votes:9,629,601
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Sadrists 73 885310

Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) 31 781670

Progress Coalition 37 637198

State of Law Coalition 33 502188

Fatah Alliance 17 462800

Coalition of Aazim 14 421579

Kurdistan Alliance 17 368226

National Power of the State 4 359876

Emitdad Movement 9 286987

The National Countract 4 235726

New Generation Movement 9 233834

Tasmim Alliance 5 153534

Ishraq Kanoon Movement 6 100374

Our People's Identity Alliance 3 58089

Babylon Movement 4 50378

Hasm Movement for Reform 3 26973

More Info:

Note: The election for the Iraq Council of Representatives was held on October 10th, 2021. Parties and Coalitions that won more than 1 seat in the Council of Representatives are listed in the results above; however, parties that earned 1 or zero seats have been excluded. 17 parties and coalitions earned 1 seat in the Council of Representatives in this election. 

At Stake in this Election:         

  • 329 seats in the Council of Representatives 

  

Government Structure [1]:  

  • Chief of State: President Barham SALIH (since October 2nd, 2018) 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mustafa al-KADHIMI (since May 7th, 2020) 

  • Assembly: Iraq’s Council of Representatives (Majlis an-Nuwwab al-Iraqiyy) is comprised of 329 seats. 320 members are directly elected, and 9 seats are reserved for minorities (5 for Christians and 1 each for Sabaean-Mandaeans, Yazidis, Shabaks, and Fayli Kurds).  

 

Electoral System: 

  • Iraq is a Federal Parliamentary Republic.  

  • Iraq changed its electoral system following the 2018 parliamentary elections. Elections are now to be conducted through a single non-transferable vote in 83 multi-member constituencies, with a quarter of seats reserved for women and 9 seats reserved for minorities (5 for Christians and 1 each for Sabaean-Mandaeans, Yazidis, Shabaks, and Fayli Kurds).   

  • The 329 members of the Council of Representatives elects the President and Prime Minister [2]. 

 

Last Election:  

  • The last parliamentary election was held on May 12th, 2018. The Alliance Towards Reforms won the most seats with 54 (14/38%) [3].  

  

Main Parties in this Election [4]:   

  • Sadrist Movement / al-Tayyar al-Sadri 

  • Leader: Muqtada AL-SADR 

  • Seats won in last election: 58 

  • Progress Party / Hizb Taqadum 

  • Leader: Mohammed al-Halbousi 

  • Seats won in last election: N/A* 

  • State of Law Coalition / I’tilaf Dawlat al-Qanun 

  • Leader: Nouri AL-MALIKI 

  • Seats won in last election: 25 

  • Kurdistan Democratic Party / Partiya Demokrat a Kurdistane 

  • Leader: Masoud BARZANI  

  • Seats won in last election: 25 

  • Fatah Alliance / I’tilaf al-fath 

  • Leader: Hadi AL-AMIRI 

  • Seats won in last election: 48 

  • Kurdistani Coalition / Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) 

  • Leader: Qubad TALABANI 

  • Seats won in last election: 18  

 *The Progress Party was established in 2019, and thus did not participate in the last parliamentary election.  

 

Population and Registered Voters:  

  • Population: 39,650,145 (July 2021 est.) [5] 

  • Registered Voters: 57,918,000 (2020 est.) [6] 

 

Gender Data:  

  • Female Population: n/a 

  • Is Iraq a signatory to CEDAW: No 

  • Has Iraq ratified CEDAW: Yes (ratified August 13th, 1986) [7] 

  • Gender Quota: Yes, there are legislated quotas. The 2005 Electoral Law requires that “the proportion of women shall not be less than one quarter of the winners” [8]. 

  • Female Leaders in this election: Unknown 

  • Number of Female Legislators: 98 out of 329 [9] 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 123 at 0.674 (2020) [10] 

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very high, 54% (2019) [11] 

 

Disability Data:  

  • Is Iraq a signatory to CRPD?: No 

  • Has Iraq ratified CRPD?: Yes (March 20th, 2013) [12] 

  • Population with a disability: 5,558.425 (2021 est.) [13]