Iraqi parliamentary election, 2000

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Iraqi parliamentary election, 2000
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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 161
Seats won 165
Seat change Increase4*
Popular vote 4,936,800
Percentage 66%

Prime Minister before election

Saddam Hussein
Ba'ath Party

Elected Prime Minister

Saddam Hussein
Ba'ath Party

Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on 27 March 2000.[1] The election was contested by 522 candidates,[2] including 25 women.[2] Thirty MPs were appointed to represent Iraqi Kurdistan.[3]

Whilst there were a number of candidates, all independent candidates were nominally loyal to the Ba'ath Party, and the rest of the candidates were party members.[2]

The Ba'ath Party won 165 of the 250 seats. Of the 85 remaining seats, 55 were independents, and 30 were appointed by the government to represent the northern Kurdish areas of Sulaymaniyah, Arbil and Dohuk, where no elections took place, and which had been without Iraqi government control following the Gulf War.[2]

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Ba'ath Party 165 +4
Independents 55
Appointees for Kurdish Provinces 30
Invalid/blank votes
Total 7,480,000 250 0
Source: Nohlen et al., IPU


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p97 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ a b c d Iraq Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., p101