Iraqi Kurdistan governorate elections, 2005

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Iraqi Kurdistan governorate elections, 2005
Iraqi Kurdistan
January 31, 2005 (2005-01-31) → 2014

Aggregate 123 seats to the three Iraqi Kurdistan governorates councils
  First party Second party Third party
  Massoud Barzani Jalal Talabani Salaheddine Bahaaeddin
Leader Massoud Barzani Jalal Talabani Salaheddine Bahaaeddin
Party KDP PUK Kurdistan Islamic Union
Seats won 61 48 10
Popular vote 741,483 765,544 133,206
Percentage 42.07% 43.43% 7.56%

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Colours show which party won most votes in which each province

The Iraqi Kurdistan Governorate Council elections of 2005 were held on the 31 January 2005, to coincide with the Iraqi legislative elections of January 2005 and the Iraqi Kurdistan legislative elections of January 2005. The elections were held to choose 41 council members for each of the three governorates of Iraqi Kurdistan, that is Dahuk, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah governorates. During the election, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) won a plurality of the votes, however, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) won a plurality of the council seats.

Results[edit]

All governorates[edit]

Party Votes Seats
Total  %
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) 765,544 43.43% 48
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) 741,483 42.07% 61
Kurdistan Islamic Union 133,206 7.56% 10
other parties 122,349 6.94% 4
Total 1,762,582 100% 123
invalid ballots 35,084 (1.95%)

Arbil Governorate[edit]

Party Votes Seats
Total  %
Democratic Voice of Kurdistan List (KDP) 347,772 53.67% 23
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) 244,343 37.71% 16
Kurdistan Islamic Union 22,523 3.48% 1
Kurdistan Islamic Group 18,781 2.90% 1
other parties 14,575 2.24% 0
Total 647,994 100% 41
invalid ballots 16,622

Dohuk Governorate[edit]

Party Votes Seats
Total  %
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) 302,133 78.83% 33
Kurdistan Islamic Union 35,675 9.31% 4
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) 35,483 9.26% 4
other parties 9,974 2.60% 0
Total 383,265 100% 41
invalid ballots 5,273

Sulaymaniyah Governorate[edit]

Party Votes Seats
Total  %
Patriot Union of Kurdistan (PUK) 485,718 66.42% 28
Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iraq (KDP) 91,578 12.52% 5
Kurdistan Islamic Union 75,008 10.26% 5
Kurdistan Islamic Group 53,088 7.26% 3
Communist Party of Kurdistan – Iraq 8,192 1.12% 0
other parties 17,739 3.43% 0
Total 731,323 100% 41
invalid ballots 13,189

Source: Washington Institute: Provincial Politics in Iraq, pp. 15-16

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