Turnout in Iraq’s election reached 43% -electoral commission


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An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Sadr city, Baghdad, Iraq October 10, 2021. REUTERS/Wissam Al-Okaili
Employees of Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission count votes at the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Sadr city, Baghdad, Iraq October 10, 2021. REUTERS/Wissam Al-Okaili


Employees of Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission count votes at the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed SaadRead More

Oct 16 (Reuters) – Turnout in Iraq’s parliamentary election earlier this month reached 43%, the electoral commission said late on Saturday, a small increase from preliminary results but lower than that in the last election in 2018.

More than 9.6 million people cast their ballots in the Oct. 10 vote, the commission said.

Populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said his movement secured the biggest number of seats in the parliament adding that he would not challenge the results.

“We will seek to form (a) non-sectarian and non-ethnic national coalition under the umbrella of reform,” al-Sadr, who opposes all foreign interference and whose main rivals are Iran-allied Shi’ite groups, said in a statement on Saturday.nullReport ad

The electoral commission had previously said on Oct. 10 that turnout was 41% in preliminary results. In the last election in 2018, total turnout was 44.5%.

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is not running for re-election, but negotiations after the vote could yet see him get a second term. Kadhimi, who is viewed as friendly to the West, has no party to back him.

At least 167 parties and more than 3,200 candidates are competing for parliament’s 329 seats, according to the election commission.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba and Moaz Abd-Alaziz; editing by Jonathan Oatis



By names and numbers…this is the number of bloc seats in the new Iraqi parliament

10-17-2021 | 01:02 Source : Al-Nahar Al-Arabi

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A+A- nullBy names and numbers…the sizes of political canals in the new Iraqi parliament Sadrist bloc/ 72 seats

Independents: 38 seats

Progress Alliance / 38 seats

State of Law/ 35 seats

Kurdistan Democratic Party / 33 seats

Al-Fath/ 16 seats

Kurdistan Alliance/ 16 seats

Torque/12 seats

Extension movement/ 9 seats

New Generation Movement / 9 Seats

Canon Sunrise/6 Seats

National Contract Alliance/5 seats

State Forces Alliance/5 seats

Design/4 Seats Christians – Quota/5 Seats Our fans/3 seats Hasm Movement for Reform/1 seat The National Project/2 Seats Al-Nahj Alliance/1 seat Wasit People’s Autonomous Gathering / 1 seat The Arab Alliance in Kirkuk/1 seat Filly component/1 seat Arrivals/1 seat National audience/1 seat National Hope Alliance/1 seat Grill/ 1 seat National product/1 seat Sabeans/1 seat My Movement/1 Seat Rights/1 seat Yazidis/1 seat Eqtidar/ 1 seat Euphrates Stream/1 seat Loyalty and Change/1 seat Iraq Turkmen meal/1 seat National Bond/1 seat Kurdistan Justice Group/1 seat


The Electoral Commission announces the election results

political| 11:31 – 16/10/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Jalil Adnan, announced, on Saturday, that the results of the manual counting and sorting are preliminary and can be challenged.
Adnan said during a press conference followed by “Mawazine News”, that “3681 stations have been manually counted, and these results are preliminary and can be appealed.
” He added, “The preliminary results are available to everyone on the Commission’s website,” noting that “the Commission is obligated to stand at a distance. One of all the candidates.” Ended 29/ 87


Al-Sadr reassures America: We will deal with it at all levels

politicsAmericabreakingMuqtada al-SadrIraqi elections 2021-10-16 12:03A-AA+

 Shafaq News/ On Saturday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, identified seven points for Iraq’s exit from “subordination to anyone”, reassuring at the same time that dealing with the United States in the event that his current adopts the next government will be at all levels “as a state with a state.”

Al-Sadr said in a statement issued today, and received by Shafak News Agency, “Perhaps the most important thing that the world is waiting for in the Sadrist movement assuming the premiership is our position on (America) or (the occupation),” adding, “Here I say: We have some important points that come out Iraq is dependent on anyone, as follows.

Al-Sadr continued, explaining the matter in seven points: On (America): First: Dealing with the Iraqi government in the same way diplomatically and at all levels, meaning: dealing with a state with a state with full sovereignty.

Second: A serious and effective dialogue regarding the survival of its forces, camps, planes, battleships, and interventions in Iraq.

Third: The people’s revolutions and demonstrations are an internal affair, and a matter that does not concern them either closely or not

From afar, all of them are national revolutions, and they must be free from external influence.

Fourth: Keeping Iraq, land, air, sea and people away from its regional conflicts, whatever they may be.. We will not allow anything else from everyone.

Fifthly: We are Iraqis, neither Orientals nor Westerners.. We want to live in peace.. Anything that opposes that, we have an appropriate response.

Sixth: We will deal with it economically or on other levels if the aforementioned points are achieved.. Otherwise, we cannot succumb to pressure and dependency.

Seventh: If the above is not achieved, then this means that it is a country hostile to Iraq, and does not want its independence, sovereignty and stability.. Just as the estate and colonialism are two harms that do not coexist, Iraq and the occupation are aggression that do not go together.


In numbers.. the final number of seats for the political blocs in the elections

political| 06:56 – 10/16/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, The Voice Center for Elections Affairs announced the number of votes obtained by the political blocs in the parliamentary elections.
According to the Voice Center, the order of the winners was as follows:
Sadrist bloc 73
advances 37
states, law 34,
party 33,
conquest 17,
electi 17,
Azm 14.


A conference of the Commission shortly to announce the final results of the elections

2021.10.16 – 18:55
A conference of the Commission shortly to announce the final results of the elections

Baghdad – people   

The Electoral Commission is scheduled to hold a press conference shortly to announce the final results of the parliamentary elections.   

“Nas” channel on Telegram.. our latest updates  

According to what was reported by the official channel, and followed by “Nass” (October 16, 2021), the commission will announce the final results of the parliamentary elections shortly.   

Earlier, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Abdul-Hussein Al-Hindawi, confirmed that the counting and manual counting in all quarantined polling stations had been completed.  

Al-Hindawi said in a statement to the official agency, and followed by “Nas” (October 16, 2021), that “the commission has completed the manual counting and sorting in all the quarantined electoral stations,” noting that “the results of the manual counting and sorting were identical to the electronic one.”    

Earlier, he said a member of the media team UNHCR Imad Jamil in a separate statement, said that “so far have been completed 95 % of manual counting in the number of stations total of their number 3681″, pointing out that ” the total number of complaints reached 356, two of which red “.  

Jamil explained that “the results of the manual counting and sorting matched the electronic results, and this was done in the presence of observers of entities and international observers,” noting that “the results of these stations were added to the preliminary results .”  


The Commission: The results of the polls match the data of the memory stick

10/16/2021 17:50

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Independent High Electoral Commission clarified, on Saturday, October 16, 2021, the procedures for entering data for manual counting and sorting, while confirming that all the results of the ballot boxes sent over the air were matched with the memory stick.

Member of the Board of Commissioners, Muhannad Al-Ansari, said in a statement followed by Al-Masala that the process of counting and counting the manual and announcing the results through the tapes of the form that are attached inside or outside the center and that will be sent to the data entry center in the National Office, stressing that the process is carried out in the presence of observers for political entities and representatives of candidates.

He added that the majority of the boxes that sent their results over the air and the memory stick were matched and appeared to be identical, indicating that some of these boxes, which is the last meal, were blocked, and after their results were sent to the data entry center, they were also identical, where the matching process takes place between the QR device and the existing tape that carries The password for the ballot papers.

He pointed out that the results were sent on paper to the data entry center in the National Office to be added to the preliminary results issued by the Commission, explaining that the boxes do not contain equal numbers of votes, some contain 450 votes and others less than 100 votes, and this matter cannot be predicted. Only after opening all the chests.

He stressed that the issue of changing the results depends on the validity of the papers in these boxes.

The preliminary results of the elections revealed that the Sadrist movement, led by Muqtada al-Sadr, won the highest number of seats in the Iraqi parliament, with 73 seats.

The Taqaddam party led by Muhammad al-Halbousi came in second place after winning 37 seats.

The State of Law bloc, headed by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, came third with 34 seats.

Statements by leaders in the state of law and in the coordinating framework that includes it with Al-Fateh and a group of Shiite forces indicate that they intend to conclude an expanded alliance, to form the largest bloc within the new parliament, which entitles it to form a government, as they say.

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A security deployment in the capital, Baghdad, precedes the announcement of the final results of the elections

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Shafaq News/ A security source said on Saturday, the redeployment of security forces in the capital, Baghdad.

The source told Shafak News Agency; The security deployment in the areas of central Baghdad and the entrances to the Green Zone due to the results of the elections, which are scheduled to be announced this evening.


The President of Kurdistan heads to Qatar on an official visit

political| 04:31 – 16/10/2021


Kurdistan – Mawazine News

The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, headed to the Qatari capital, Doha, on an official visit.
The Presidency of the Region said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that Nechirvan Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region, went this afternoon to the Qatari capital, Doha, on an official visit.
The statement indicated that President Nechirvan Barzani will meet during the visit with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and a number of senior Qatari officials.
And he indicated that he will discuss in these meetings ways to strengthen the Kurdistan Region’s relations with Qatar, the situation in Iraq and the region in general, and a set of issues of common concern. Ended 29/R77


The Electoral Commission sets an initial date for announcing the results of the remaining stations

political| 12:33 – 10/16/2021


Special – Mawazine News
The Independent High Electoral Commission has set, on Saturday, a preliminary date for announcing the election results for the remaining stations.
A member of the Commission’s media team, Imad Jamil, told “Mawazine News”, “Our teams have completed their work, and it is possible that an announcement will be made at the end of the day, or a date will be set soon.”
Jamil added, “The teams have now completed all the matters regarding re-counting and manual sorting.” Ended 29/A 43