Kurds win 15 seats in Nin­eveh Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil

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First fig­ures show that brother­hood and coex­is­tence list has come se­cond

at the pro­vin­cial elec­tions in Nin­eveh prov­ince

A Kur­dish Par­lia­ment Mem­ber at the Iraqi Par­lia­ment, Mahma Khalil, said that the Kur­dish Brother­hood and Coex­is­tence list has come se­cond in the Nin­eveh at the Iraq pro­vin­cial elec­tions.

Khalil said ac­cord­ing to the fig­ures he has been able to ob­tain from In­de­pen­dent High Elec­toral Com­mis­sion in Iraq (IHEC) sources, al-Mu­tahidun List, led by Gov­er­nor Atheel al-Nu­jaifi has come first.

Ac­cord­ing to head of Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party ( KDP)’s elec­tions, Khasro Go­ran, Kurds has won 35 per­cent of the votes in Nin­eveh prov­ince.

The Kur­dish list of Brother­hood and Coex­is­tence con­sists of eight po­lit­i­cal sides com­pet­ing for 39 seats at the pro­vin­cial coun­cil in the prov­ince.

Go­ran also said KDP can­di­dates have won 75 per­cent of the Brother­hood and Coex­is­tence list votes. Thus, the list has won 15 seats in the new coun­cil; 12 seats are won by can­di­dates af­fil­i­ated with KDP while two seats won by can­di­dates af­fil­i­ated to PUK. KDP will ben­e­fit from an­other three seats that have been won by mi­nori­ties that are af­fil­i­ated to the party. The Kur­dish op­po­si­tion par­ties have won no seats.

“Nin­eveh brother­hood” Kur­dish list has 12 seats out of 36 seats in out­go­ing Nin­eveh Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil, while Kurds will oc­cupy 15 seats out of 39 seats re­served for new Nin­eveh pro­vin­cial coun­cil.

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