Election board allocates seats for communities in KRI parliament

The Election Judiciary Board of Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council has decided to allocate five seats for various communities in the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan Region.

Two seats will be designated for Erbil, two for Sulaymaniyah, and one for Duhok, as outlined in the letter from the Election Judiciary Board of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council.
The 100 seats in the Kurdistan Parliament are divided into the four provinces as follows:

38 seats for Sulaymaniyah

34 seats for Erbil

25 seats for Duhok

3 seats for Halabja

The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court on February 21 issued a verdict that “will result in significant changes to the Kurdistan parliament and elections in the Kurdistan Region.”

One of the changes was the court rejected earlier amendments made to laws regarding parliamentary elections and dissolved the Election Commission in Kurdistan. 

“The seat of the Kurdistan Parliament was reduced to 100 seats,” one of the amendments explained.

The existence of 11 quota seats for communities (Christian and Turkmen) in the Kurdistan parliament was declared unconstitutional.