Iraqi governorate elections, 2005

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Iraqi governorate elections, 2005
Iraq
30 January 2005
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All 748 seats to the councils for the 18 governorates of Iraq
  First party Second party Third party
  Abdul Aziz al-Hakim Massoud Barzani Jalal Talabani
Leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim Massoud Barzani Jalal Talabani
Party ISCI KDP PUK
Last election - - -
Seats won 195 91 80
Seat change Increase195 Increase91 Increase80
Governors 7 2 2
Governors +/– Increase7 Increase2 Increase2

  Fourth party
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Leader Muqtada al-Sadr
Party Sadrist Movement
Seats won 60
Seat change Increase60
Governors 2
Governors +/– Increase2

2005 Iraqi elections.svg

Colours show the largest party per governorate

Governorate council elections were held in Iraq on 30 January 2005, the same day as the elections for the transitional Iraqi National Assembly. Each province has a 41-member council, except for Baghdad, whose council has 51 members.

A summary of the results by governorate was:

Total[edit]

National Results[edit]

Party Total seats Party Leader
Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq 195 Abdel Aziz al-Hakim
Kurdistan Democratic Party 91 Massoud Barzani
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 80 Jalal Talabani
Sadr Movement 60 Muqtada al-Sadr
al-Fadhila Islamic Party 49 Abdelrahim Al-Husseini
Iraqi Islamic Party 45 Tariq al-Hashemi
Islamic Da'awa Party 42 Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Iraqi National Accord 18 Iyad Allawi
Kurdistan Islamic Union 10 Salaheddine Bahaaeddin
Reconciliation and Liberation Bloc 10 Misha'an al-Juburi
Iraqi Communist Party 8 Hamid Majid Mousa
Iraqi Republican Group 7
Other Parties 133 -
Total 748 -

Governors[edit]

Governorate Governor Party
al-Anbar Maamoon Sami Rasheed al-Alwani IIP
Arbil Nawzad Hadi Mawlood KDP
Babil Salem al-Saleh Meslmawe SCIRI
Baghdad Hussain al-Tahan SCIRI
Basra Muhammad al-Waili Fadhila
Dahuk Tamar Ramadan KDP
Dhi Qar Aziz Kadum Alwan al-Ogheli SCIRI
Diyala Hameed al-Mula al-Tamimi Badr
Karbala Uqeil al-Khazaali SCIRI
Kirkuk Abdul Rahman Mustafa PUK
Maysan Adil Mahwadar Radi Sadrists
al-Muthanna Muhammad Ali Hassan Abbas al-Hassani SCIRI
Najaf Asaad Abu Gilel al-Taie SCIRI
Ninawa Usama Yousif Kashmula Independent
al-Qadisiyyah Khalil Jalil Hamza SCIRI
Salah ad-Din Hamed Hamood Shekti al-Qaisi unknown
as Sulaymaniyah Dana Ahmed Majid PUK
Wassit Latif Hamid Turfa Sadrists

Al-Anbar Governorate[edit]

Party Arabic name Votes Percent Seats
(probable)
Iraqi Islamic Party al-Hizb al-Islami al-Airaqi 2692 71.3% 29
Independent Iraqi Group al-Hia al-Airaqia al-Mustaqila 755 20% 8
Reconciliation and Liberation Bloc Kutla al-Musalaha wa at-Tahrir 328 8.7% 4
Total valid votes: 3775 100% 41
Invalid votes: 28

The council elected Maamoon Sami Rasheed al-Alwani as governor.

Babil Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats
Faithful Iraqis Association SCIRI
Badr
192,643 25
Al-Rasul Association Sadr Movement 43,226 6
Imam Ali Society 41,607 6
Security & Reconstruction 17,295 2
Babil Independent Association 15,779 2
Total 494,054 41

The council elected Salem al-Saleh Meslmawe as the governor.

Baghdad Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats
Baghdad Nation SCIRI
Badr Organisation
694,800 28
Baghdad Peace Islamic Dawa Party
Islamic Dawa Iraq
264,130 11
Fadhila 156,229 6
National Democratic Alliance 46,265 2
Iraqi Communist Party 36,713 2
National Independent Cadres and Elites Sadr Movement 35,441 1
Independent al-Baya Gathering 34,366 1
Total 1,750,772 51

The council elected SCIRI member, Hussain al-Tahan as governor.

Basra Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats %
Islamic Basra SCIRI
6 others
235,704 20 33.05%
Islamic Virtue Party 150,823 12 21.15%
Iraqi National Accord 49,005 4 6.87%
Islamic Dawa Party 37,997 3 5.33%
Iraqi Independent List 21,236 2 2.98%
Other parties 218,506 - 30.63%
Total Valid 713,271 41 100%
Invalid ballots 7,733
Source: Washington Institute

The council elected Fadhila member Mohammed al-Waili as governor. In April 2007, SIIC successfully brought a no-confidence motion against Waili. This dismissal was ratified by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in July.[1]

Dhi Qar Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats %
Islamic Virtue Party 103,114 12 19.74%
Supreme Iraq Islamic Council SCIRI 100,237 5 19.19%
Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organisation 89,263 3 17.09%
Iraqi National Accord 20,767 4 3.98%
Islamic Movement of the 15th of Shaaban 19,709 4 3.77%
Iraqi Communist Party 18,769 4 3.59%
Iraqi Independent Gathering 15,531 4 2.97%
Independent Coalition for the Care of Democracy 13,880 4 2.66%
Other parties 141,001 - 27.00%
Total 522,271 41 100%
Invalid ballots 4,707
Source: Washington Institute

The council elected Aziz Kadum Alwan al-Ogheli, a SCIRI member, as governor.

Diyala Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats
Coalition of Islamic & National Forces in Diyala SCIRI
Islamic Dawa Party
84,390 20
Iraqi Islamic Party 55,960 14
Kurdish Arabic Turkmen Democratic Coalition - Diyala Governorate KDP
PUK
30,268 7
Total 210,574 41

The council elected Ra'ad Hameed Al-Mula Jowad Al-Tamimi, a Badr Brigades leader, as governor.[2]

Source - http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/html/newsletterImages/PF81Annexes.pdf

Karbala Governorate[edit]

List Votes Seats
SCIRI & Badr 101,932 21
al-Fadhila Islamic Party 22,085 5
Shi'a Political Council 10,655 2
Democratic Progressive Gathering 9,698 2
Independent Council of Tribal Shaykhs & Notables of Karbala Governorate 9,647 2
Iraqi Democratic Current 9,161 2
Independent Unified List for the Governorate of Holy Karbala 8,719 2
Democratic Meeting for Holy Karbala 7,605 2
Independent Intellectuals Gathering 7,233 2
Dr. Abbas al-Hasnawi 8,621 1
Total 297,201 41

The council elected SCIRI member Uqeil al-Khazaali as governor.

Kirkuk Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats %
List of Kurdistan Brotherhood KDP
PUK
5 others
237,303 26 59.19%
Iraqi Turkmen Front 73,791 8 18.41%
Iraqi Republican Group (Sunni Arab) 43,635 5 10.88%
The Islamic Turkoman Coalition 12,678 1 3.16%
National Iraqi Gathering (Sunni Arab) 12,329 1 3.08%
Other parties 21,156 - 5.28%
Total Valid 400,892 41 100%
Invalid ballots 5,059
Source: Washington Institute

The council re-elected Abdulrahman Mustapha Fatah as governor, who had served since the 2003 invasion of Iraq [3]

Maysan Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats %
Al-Hussayni Thought Forum Sadrist Movement 109,295 15 44.26%
Islamic Unified Front SCIRI 28,211 6 11.42%
Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organization 25,388 5 10.28%
Islamic Virtue Party 20,379 4 8.25%
Al-Rida Center for Culture & Guidance 13,410 3 5.43%
Gathering of the Independent Sons of Maysan 9,674 2 3.92%
Iraqi Republican Group 7,560 2 3.06%
Islamic Dawa Party 7,006 1 2.84%
Maysan Democratic Coalition 6,833 1 2.77%
Shi’ite Political Council 6,558 1 2.66%
Independent National Islamic Congregation 6,201 1 2.51%
Other parties 6,442 - 2.61%
Total Valid 246,957 41 100%
Invalid ballots 1,559
Source: Washington Institute

Adel Mahudar Radi, a former Mahdi Army commander, was elected governor.[4]

Muthanna Governorate[edit]

List Votes Seats
Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq 23,918 8
Al-Fadhila Islamic Party 18,206 6
Al-Furat al-Awsat Assembly (part of INL) 17,924 6
Islamic Independent Society 14,550 5
Islamic Dawa Party 13,354 4
Gathering for al-Muthanna 12,687 4
Allegiance Coalition 10,221 3
Iraqi National Accord (part of INL) 7,530 3
Iraqi Communist Party 5,602 2
Total 173,155 41

The Governorate Council elected SCIRI member Mohammed Ali al-Hasani as the provincial Governor, and an Islamic Dawa Party member, Ahmad Marzouq Salal as the council president. al-Hasani was assassinated in August 2007 in an attack blamed on the Mahdi Army, and the council elected Marzouq his successor, with an SCIRI member becoming the council president.[5]

Najaf Governorate[edit]

List Votes Seats
SCIRI & Badr 133,676 19
Loyalty to Al-Najaf 64,837 9
Banner of the Independents 26,585 4
Iraqi National Accord 23,663 3
Fadhila 15,999 2
Allegiance Coalition 13,464 2
Iraq Future Gathering 11,513 2
Total 359268 41

The council elected SCIRI member Asaad Abu Gilel al-Taie as governor.

Ninawa Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats %
Democratic Patriotic Alliance of Kurdistan KDP
PUK
109,295 31 65.87%
Supreme Iraq Islamic Council SCIRI 17,255 5 10.40%
Iraqi Islamic Party 7,065 2 4.26%
Council of the United Clans of Mosul 6,624 2 3.99%
National Rafidain List ADM 4,650 1 2.80%
Other parties 21,045 - 12.68%
Total 165,934 41 100%
Invalid ballots 864

The council voted for the independent Sunni Arab, Duraid Kashmoula, to continue as governor. His brother, Usama Yousif Kashmula, had been appointed as governor of Ninawa Governorate in 2003 by the Coalition Provisional Authority, and Duraid succeeded Usama after he was assassinated in July 2004.[6]

Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats %
Martyr of the Sanctuary Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim SCIRI & Badr 102,005 20 30.25%
Shiite Political Council 26,898 5 7.98%
Islamic Da'awa Party 15,446 3 4.58%
Iraqi National Accord 15,396 3 4.57%
al-Fadhila Islamic Party 14,606 3 4.33%
Independent Brotherhood Sadrist Movement 14,485 3 4.30%
Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organization 10,854 2 3.22%
Loyalty to Iraq Coalition Sadrist Movement 8,052 2 2.39%
Total 337,220 41 100%

The Governorate Council chose SCIRI members Khalil Jalil Hamza as the governor and Sheikh Hamid al-Khodari as council president. Hamza was assassinated in August 2007 in an attack blamed on the Mahdi Army.[7] al-Khodari was elected to replace Hamza as governor.[8]

Salah ad Din Governorate[edit]

List Parties Total Votes Seats
List of the Unified Democratic Coalition in Salah al-Din Governorate Kurdistan Democratic Party
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
22,160 8
Reconciliation and Liberation Bloc 17,017 6
Coalition for Iraqi National Unity 13,321 5
Iraqi Turkmen Front 14,917 5
Unified List 12,815 4
Iraqi National Accord Iraqi Islamic Party
Iraqi National Dialogue Council
10,215 3
Islamic Da'awa Party 8,691 3
National Iraqi Gathering 8,641 3
Gathering of Independents in Salah al-Din 4,739 2
National al-Risaliya List Sadrist Movement 6,133 2
Total 137,476 41

The council elected Hamed Hamood Shekti al-Qaisi as governor.

Wasit Governorate[edit]

List Parties Votes Seats
Iraqi Elites Gathering Sadr Movement 185,813 31
Shi'ite Political Council SCIRI
Dawa
22,346 4
Gathering of the Independents in Wasit 16,518 3
Iraqi Communist Party 12,780 2
Democratic Iraq Gathering 9,010 1
Total 324,678 41

The council elected Latif Hamid Turfa, a Sadrist, as governor.

Iraqi Kurdistan region[edit]

Map showing which party won most votes in which each province

Arbil Governorate[edit]

Party Total votes Seats
Kurdistan Democratic Party 347,772 23
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 244,343 16
Islamic Union of Kurdistan 22,523 1
Islamic Group of Kurdistan 18,781 1
Other parties 14,575 0
Total votes 647,994 41

The council voted for Kurdistan Democratic Party member Nawzad Hadi Mawlood to become governor.[9]

Dahuk Governorate[edit]

Party Total votes Seats
Kurdistan Democratic Party 302,133 33
Islamic Union of Kurdistan 35,675 4
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 35,483 4
Other parties 9,974 0
Total votes 383,265 41

The council elected KDP member Tamar Ramadan as governor.

As Sulaymaniyah Governorate[edit]

Party Total votes Seats
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 485,718 28
Kurdistan Democratic Party 91,578 5
Islamic Union of Kurdistan 75,008 5
Islamic Group of Kurdistan 53,088 3
Kurdistan Communist Party 8,192 0
Other parties 17,739 0
Total votes 731,323 41

The council elected PUK member Dana Ahmed Majid as governor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Basra Governor Dismissed Fadhila Brands al-Maliki Gov. "the New Baath", Asharq Al-Awsat via Informed Comment, 2007-07-29
  2. ^ The Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama’a Claims Responsibility for Several Operations Targeting American and al-Ghadr Forces, Search for International Terrorist Entities, 2005-12-06, accessed on 2007-09-02
  3. ^ [1], Xebat, 2005-05-18, accessed on 2007-08-31
  4. ^ Attack on Iraqi City Shows Militia’s Power, New York Times, 2006-10-20, accessed on 2007-09-03
  5. ^ Council Picks New Muthanna Governor, IraqSlogger, 2007-08-31, accessed on 2007-08-31
  6. ^ UNAMI Human Rights Report, June 2006, UNAMI, June 2007, accessed on 2007-08-31
  7. ^ Second Iraqi Provincial Governor Assassinated, IraqSlogger, 2007-08-20, accessed on 2007-08-31
  8. ^ SIIC Wins Qadisiya Governor Post, IraqSlogger, 2007-08-17
  9. ^ Kurds Celebrate Their Strong Second-Place Showing, New York Times, 2005-02-13, accessed on 2007-08-31