10/11/2021 21:39 number of readings 1746 Section : Iraq
The obelisk publishes the names of the blocs with the highest seats in Parliament
Baghdad / Obelisk: The Obelisk Agency publishes, on Monday, October 11, 2021, the names of the blocs with the highest number of seats in Parliament, according to the results announced by the Electoral Commission during the private and public votes.
According to the results, the bloc with the highest number of seats in parliament is the Sadrist bloc with 73 seats, followed by the bloc that advances with 38 seats.
The State of Law bloc, headed by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, came third with 37 seats.
The results showed that the list of the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani advanced in the governorates of Dohuk and Erbil in the Kurdistan Region.
The Commission announced that the results of the manual counting and the electronic count matched, and said that the initial participation rate in the elections amounted to 41%.
The head of the High Electoral Commission, Jalil Adnan Khalaf, said in a press conference on Monday that the commission will start receiving appeals from Tuesday for a period of 3 days.
More than 3,200 candidates representing 21 coalitions and 109 parties, along with independents, competed in these elections to win 329 seats in Parliament.
Experts believe that the distribution of parliament seats will be fragmented, which means the absence of a clear majority, which will eventually force the blocs to negotiate for alliances.