Iraqi parliamentary election, 1989

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Iraqi parliamentary election, 1989
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All 250 seats to the National Assembly of Iraq
126 seats were needed for a majority
  First party
  Iraq, Saddam Hussein (222).jpg
Leader Saddam Hussein
Party Ba'ath Party
Last election 183
Seats won 207
Seat change Increase24*

Prime Minister before election

Saddam Hussein
Ba'ath Party

Elected Prime Minister

Saddam Hussein
Ba'ath Party

Coat of arms of Iraq (2008).svg
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Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on 1 April 1989, having originally been scheduled for 31 August 1988, but postponed due to the Iran–Iraq War.[1] The election was contested by 921 candidates,[2] and saw the Ba'ath Party win 207 of the 250 seats.


Party Votes % Seats +/−
Ba'ath Party 207 +24
Independents and bloc parties 43 −24
Invalid/blank votes
Total 7,171,000 250 0
Source: IPU


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p. 97 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Iraq Inter-Parliamentary Union