PUK gains two more seats from Iraqi parliament's election

  2021-11-20 11:12      279 View Count        Comment

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has won two more seats in October 10 parliamentary election after the electoral commission rejected votes from some polling stations due to duplicated fingerprints.

On Friday, member of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Imad Jalil said the IHEC had rejected results of polling stations that had “double voting and duplicate fingerprints, or where the electoral devices had technical issues”.

The Iraq judicial council announced on Friday that 15 new candidates had won seats in the Iraqi parliament after the refusal of results of those polling stations.

The big winner in the election, with more than 70 spots in the 329-seat parliament, was Sadrist movement of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Two PUK candidates, Harem Kamal Agha in Erbil and Ronzi Zyad Saido in Mosul, replaced two candidates from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). The change rose the PUK’s seats to 18, while the KDP’s fell to 31.

Edited by: PUKNOW


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