Iraqi parliamentary election, 1953

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Iraqi parliamentary election, 1953
Iraq
1948 ←
January 17, 1953 → 1954 (June)

All 135 seats to the National Assembly
68 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Nori.png Taha al-Hashimi.jpg
Leader Nuri as-Said Taha al-Hashimi
Party CUP UPF
Last election New party New party
Seats won 67 11
Seat change Increase67 Increase11

Prime Minister before election

Nureddin Mahmud
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

Jamil al-Midfai
Independent

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on 17 January 1953.[1] The result was a victory for the Constitutional Union Party, which won 67 of the 135 seats. Only 57 seats were contested.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Leader Votes % Seats +/–
Constitutional Union Party Nuri as-Said 67 New
United Popular Front Taha al-Hashimi 11 New
Socialist Nation Party Sayyid Salih Jabr 8 New
Istiqlal Party Muhammad Mahdi Kubba 1 –4
Independents 48 –82
Invalid/blank votes
Total 135 –3
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p97 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p101 ISBN 0-19-924958-X