Thursday, February 17, 2005

Final Seat allocation

The final seat allocation has been posted by the IECI

This can be found here , click on POLLING RESULTS, then the "Seat Allocation' tag.

This will download a PDF file of all the seat allocations, provincial and national. The results are in Arabic and English. But a knowledge of Arabic numbers will decipher what's going on, since the parties are listed by name and number in Arabic, while the seat allocation is listed in English, as well as the total number of votes.

As is already known, the Iraqi Alliance won the most seats, with 140. this is followed by the Kurdish Alliance (75 seats), then Allawi's party, the Iraqi National Accord (40 seats).

After this, the next largest number of seats won by a coalition or party is The Iraqi (Iraqiyoon, #255), with 5 seats.

The Turkomen Iraqi front ( #175 ) received 3 seats .

The National Independent & Elites Cadre party ( #352 ) received 3 seats

The United People's party (formerly the communist party, #324 ) received 2 seats.

And on .

Monday, February 14, 2005

Results of the National Election

This will be confirmed by the electoral commission by Wednesday the 16th.


Party name / Party number # / Votes won / Seats won

The Islamic Labor Movement in Iraq -#111- 43,205 = 2 seats

The Kurdistan Alliance -#130 - 217,5551 = 75 seats

The United Iraqi Alliance -#169- 4,075,295 = 140 seats

The Turkomen Iraqi Front -#175- 93,480 = 3 seats

National Rafidain List (Assyrian Christians)-#204- 36,255 = 1 seat

Iraqis -#255- 150,680 = 5 seats

The National Democratic Alliance -#258- 36,795 = 1 seat

The Islamic Kurdish Society -#283- 60,592 = 2 seats

The Iraqi List -#285- 1,168,943 = 40 seats

The Reconciliation and Liberation Entity -#311- 30,796 = 1 seat

The Communist Party -#324- 69,920 = 2 seats

National Independent Elites & Cadres Party -#352- 69,938 = 3 seats

 TOTAL - 8,011,450 = 275 seats

Basic Explanation


Seat allocations for Iraq's 275-member National Assembly are calculated as follows:

The total number of valid votes cast (8,456,266) is divided by 275 to give an initial quota of 30,750.
Any list which has less votes than the initial quota is excluded. All those that have as many votes of more than the initial quota are filtered out.
A new total votes is calculated based on the total number of votes cast to the filtered out lists (8,011,450).
A seat quota is then calculated by dividing the new total by 275, which is 29,132.55.
The number of votes a filtered party received is divided by the seat quota to give the total number of seats. Remainders are dealt with by giving an extra seat to each list in order of highest remainder until all 275 seats are allocated. " 

I've just done a basic check against the actual numbers from the Iraq OCV website, which can be found here, and the numbers seem correct.

Thursday, February 10, 2005


My apologies for not posting anything in a while.

Now that the elections are over, I'll be posting when the final results are out.

The focus of this blog will shift specifically to which parties gained seats, what role they will play in the government, and how the government will be formed.

I will soon post the timeline for what happens next, i.e., the legislative process, the constitutional framework, etc.

Comments and opinions will be sparse (I'll leave that for the other blogs out there), since I find it more important to stick to facts and solid information.