Democratic Patriotic Alliance of Kurdistan

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Democratic Patriotic Alliance of Kurdistan
Founded2005 (2005)
Dissolved2009
Succeeded byKurdistan List
IdeologyKurdish nationalism

The Democratic Patriotic Alliance of Kurdistan (DPAK) sometimes referred to simply as the Kurdistan Alliance (KA) is the name of the electoral coalition first presented as a united Kurdish list in the January 2005 election in Iraq. Elections were held simultaneously for the assembly of the Kurdistan Regional Government. The Alliance represents a coalition of the two main Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

The alliance received 1,570,665 votes to the Kurdistan National Assembly, or 90% of the vote. At the federal level, the DPAK took close to 26% of the vote and won 75 seats out of 275 in the Iraqi National Assembly. They were able to secure the selection of Jalal Talabani (the PUK leader) as President of Iraq, while Massoud Barzani (the KDP leader) became President of Iraqi Kurdistan.

References[edit]

  • "Kurdistan Alliance Election Poster" (PDF). Retrieved December 2005. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)