Kurds win 15 seats in Nineveh Provincial Council
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.