The Iraqi News Agency (INA) publishes the results of the parliamentary elections in 10 governorates in Iraq.

Iran PressMiddle East: Earlier, announcing the opening of polling stations to voters, the National Iraqi News Agency stated that ballot boxes were ready to collect the votes of more than 24 million eligible Iraqi citizens to choose 329 MPs from 3,243 candidates, including 981 women in 83 constituencies.

According to Independent High Electoral Commission, the preliminary results of the elections are expected to be announced 24 hours after the end of the voting, but the announcement of the official results will take ten days.

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The Independent High Electoral Commission has previously announced the participation of 21 political coalitions and 167 parties, of which 58 parties are included in the coalitions.

The first round of Iraqi elections was held on Friday, October 8th, with Iraqi security forces, refugees, and prisoners casting their ballots. This was done to ensure that the security forces only provide security for the polling stations on election day.

The difference between the current Iraqi elections and the previous ones is that Iraqis living abroad will not participate in this round of elections.

Another difference is related to constituencies. Under the new Election Law No. 9 passed in 2020, Iraq is divided into 83 constituencies instead of the 18 constituencies in previous elections, and voters will vote directly for their preferred candidate to win a parliamentary seat if they reach the quorum. Baghdad, the capital of Iraq with the largest population, has 17 constituencies.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi was one of the first Iraqi officials to vote in the elections.


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