Babil governorate election, 2009

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Babil Governorate election, 2009
Iraq
2005 ←
31 January 2009 (2009-01-31)
→ 2013

All 30 seats for the Babil Governorate council
  First party Second party
  Nouri al-Maliki Abdul Aziz al-Hakim
Leader Nouri al-Maliki Abdul Aziz al-Hakim
Party State of Law Coalition Al-Mehraab Martyr List
Last election 0 0
Seats before 0 25
Seats won 8 5
Seat change Increase8 Decrease20
Popular vote 60,914 40,365
Percentage 12.5% 8.3%
Swing Increase12.5% Decrease30.7%

  Third party Fourth party
  Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Leader Muqtada al-Sadr Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Party Sadrist Movement National Reform Trend
Last election 6 0
Seats before 6 0
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3
Popular vote 30,119 21,055
Percentage 6.2% 4.3%
Swing Decrease2.2% Increase4.3%

Governor of Babil before election

Salim al-Mesalmaoui
ISCI

Subsequent Governor

Salman Hassan al-Zarkani
Sadrist Movement

The Babil governorate election of 2009 was held on 31 January 2009 alongside elections for all other governorates outside Iraqi Kurdistan and Kirkuk.

Background[edit]

Campaign[edit]

A candidate for the State of Law Coalition, Shaykh Haitham Kadhim al-Husaini was shot dead by gunmen who attacked his car when he left a campaign rally in Jabala district, a mixed Sunni-Shiite area where he lived. His wife and four children had been killed in a separate attack at their home two years previously.[1] He was one of eight candidates across Iraq who were killed during the campaign.

Results[edit]

In March, the Iraqi National Dialogue Front said they would form an alliance with the State of Law Coalition.[2]


e • d Summary of the 31 January 2009 Babil governorate election results
Coalition Allied national parties Seats (2005) Seats (2009) Change Votes
State of Law Coalition Islamic Dawa Party - 8 +8 60,914
Al Mihrab Martyr List Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq 25 5 -20 40,365
Independent Free Movement List Sadrist Movement - 3 +3 30,119
National Reform Trend - 3 +3 21,055
Iraqi Commission for Independent Civil Society Organizations - 3 +3 19,875
Independent Justice Society - 3 +3 17,683
Iraqi National List - 3 +3 17,017
Independent al-Ansar Bloc - 2 +2 16,493
Association of Imam Ali 6 - -6
Al-Rasul Association 6 - -6
Security and reconstruction 2 - -2
Babel Independent Association 2 - -2 8,328
Other Parties 256,009
Total 41 30 -11 487,858
Sources: this article - [3]

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