Iraqi parliamentary election, September 1954

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Iraqi parliamentary election, September 1954
1954 (June) ←
September 12, 1954 → 1958

All 135 seats to the National Assembly
68 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Nori.png Sayyid Salih Jabr.jpg
Leader Nuri as-Said Sayyid Salih Jabr
Last election 50 21
Seats won 94 8
Seat change Increase44 Decrease13

Prime Minister before election

Nuri al-Said

Elected Prime Minister

Nuri al-Said

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Early parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on 12 September 1954,[1] after the Parliament elected in June was dissolved by the King on 3 August. The Constitutional Union Party remained the largest party, winning 94 of the 135 seats, although only 25 seats were actually contested.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Constitutional Union Party 94 Increase44
Independents 29 Decrease24
Socialist Nation Party 8 Decrease13
Istiqlal Party 2 Increase2
United Popular Front 2 Increase1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 135 0
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p97 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p102