Ini­tial re­sults for Kur­dis­tan par­lia­men­tary elec­tions re­leased

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The rul­ing party, Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) won a ma­jor­ity vote in the Septem­ber 21 par­lia­men­tary elec­tion, ac­cord­ing to the ini­tial of­fi­cial re­sults re­leased by IHEC on Satur­day night.

In a press con­fer­ence, which was held in Er­bil on Septem­ber 28, Sar­bast Mustafa, head of the In­de­pen­dent High Elec­toral Com­mit­tee (IHEC), an­nounced the pre­lim­i­nary re­sults of Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­men­tary elec­tions.

The IHEC’s pre­lim­i­nary tally of the pop­u­lar vote showed KDP got 719, 004 votes and the main op­po­si­tion Change Move­ment list held the sec­ond win­ning place with 446,095 votes.

Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan (PUK) re­ceived 323, 867 votes. PUK, which was KDP’s ma­jor part­ner in the pre­vi­ous cab­i­net, placed third.

The Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Union (KIU) gained 178,681 votes while Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Group (KIG) has come fifth with 113, 260 votes.

The other re­sults were as the fol­low­ing:

- Kur­dis­tan Is­lamic Move­ment: 20, 795 votes

- Kur­dis­tan So­cial­ist Demo­cratic Party: 11, 828

- Kur­dis­tan Com­mu­nist Party: 11, 768 - Thirst Di­rec­tion: 8268 votes. More than 16 oth­ers lists that par­tic­i­pated in the elec­tions were not able to gain more than 6000 votes.

Par­lia­men­tary elec­tions were held across the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion on 21 Septem­ber 2013, with more than 1 000 can­di­dates from 27 po­lit­i­cal par­ties and in­de­pen­dents con­tested the 111 seats in the Iraqi Kur­dis­tan Par­lia­ment.

At a press con­fer­ence, head of In­de­pen­dent High Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (IHEC), Sar­bast Mustafa, (left) next to a se­nior IHEC of­fi­cial (right) an­nounces nine-five of the ini­tial out­come of the 2013 Kur­dis­tan leg­isla­tive elec­tions on Septem­ber 28, 2013 in Er­bil, cap­i­tal city of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

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