Nov. 5, 2021

Iraqi Kurdistan at crossroads as elections reshape political balance

Iraq/Politics

Iraq’s parliamentary elections on October 10 have reshaped the political balance in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI), according to official preliminary results that have been contested by several parties across the country.

Although the elections were for the federal government in Baghdad, the results have implications for the KRI where the last elections to the 111-seat Kurdish parliament were held in 2018. 

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bolstered its dominance of the Kurdistan region by winning 33 seats, up from 25 seats, in the Baghdad parliament while the opposition Gorran (Change) Movement suffered a humiliating slump in support and lost all five of its seats...

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Bekir Aydoğan
Bekir Aydoğan
Bekir Aydoğan is an Erbil-based journalist focusing on covering Iraqi Kurdistan. He holds a Master of ... Full Bio
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