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The publication of the Elections Law No. 9 of 2020 in Al-Waqaa ‘

Today, Thursday (November 12, 2020), the Ministry of Justice announced the issuance of the new issue of Al-Waqi’a Iraqi newspaper (4603), which includes a number of laws approved by the Presidency of the Republic.

The Director General of the Department / Haifa Shukr Mahmoud Agency said in a statement, “The number included the issuance of the Parliament Elections Law No. 9 of 2020.”

On Thursday (November 05, 2020), the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, ratified the election law that the House of Representatives voted on earlier, and completed its paragraphs.

(Baghdad Today) News Agency published the distribution of multiple electoral districts in all governorates of Iraq, and the number of those who will win for each province, after voting on the paragraphs of the election law was completed in the parliament session held last week.

(Baghdad Today) includes multiple districts in a way that makes it easier for the reader to know the distribution of electoral districts, and to show the number of those who will win for all governorates, as well as the provinces of the Kurdistan region, based on the documents issued by Parliament that clarified the distribution of constituencies.

According to the new law, 83 electoral districts will be distributed among all governorates, and 322 deputies will win over all districts, by 3-5 deputies from each district, while the number of women from each governorate will be at least the number of its electoral districts.

The capital Baghdad divides 17 electoral districts, and 69 deputies win over it. As for Nineveh Governorate, it divides 8 electoral districts, and 31 deputies will win over it, while in Basra Governorate there will be 6 electoral districts, and 25 MPs win.

The electoral districts in Dhi Qar governorate will have 5 constituencies, and 19 deputies will win over them, while Babel Governorate will have 4 electoral districts, and 17 deputies will win over it, while in Anbar Governorate there will be 4 electoral districts, and 15 MPs win.

In Diyala Governorate, there will be 4 electoral districts, and 14 members will win over them, while in Kirkuk Governorate, there will be 3 electoral districts, and 12 members will win over them, while in Najaf Governorate they will be 3 electoral districts, and 12 MPs win over them.

The number of electoral districts in Salah al-Din Governorate is 3, and 12 deputies win over it, likewise in Karbala Governorate there are 3 electoral districts, and 11 representatives win over them, and the same is the case in Wasit Governorate, where there are 3 electoral districts, and 11 representatives win over them.

In Diwaniyah, there will also be 3 electoral districts, and 11 deputies will win over it. The same applies to the situation in Maysan Governorate, which will be 3 electoral districts, and 10 deputies will win over them, while in Al Muthanna Governorate there will be two, and 7 MPs will win.

In Sulaymaniyah Governorate in the Kurdistan region, there will be 5 electoral districts and 18 deputies will win over them, while in Erbil, there will be 4 electoral districts, and 16 MPs win, while in Dohuk Governorate there will be 3 electoral districts, and 12 MPs win.

Seven electoral seats will remain for minority quota, according to what was stated in the electoral law, in which the House of Representatives voted to complete its clauses, which were the subject of disagreement between the political blocs. Source