Kurdistan Coalition to file complaint at federal court to secure three more seats

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Kurdistan Coalition will file a complaint at the Iraqi federal court against results of the October parliamentary election in Erbil and Nineveh, a party member said on Wednesday.

Member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Rizgar Haji Hama said the coalition would file a complaint at the federal court to secure rights of three candidates who it believes have won enough votes to secure a seat in the Iraqi parliament.

Kurdistan coalition was formed by the PUK and Gorran Movement to participate in the October 10 election in Iraq as one list.

The complaint will be against results of the election in the first constituency in Erbil and third and fourth constituencies in Nineveh, he added.

“That complaint which Kurdistan coalition will file is to secure rights of its candidates, including Faisal Karim Khan in Erbil’s first constituency and Majid Ahmed Ismail and Aziza Abdulaziz Kamil in Nineveh’s third and fourth constituencies,” he wrote on Facebook.

The effort to file a complaint comes after Kurdistan Coalition secured two more seats in Erbil and Nineveh after filing complaints against results of the election in those provinces.

On Tuesday, the Iraqi electoral commission announced the final results of the October 10 parliamentary election, confirming Sadrist movement’s victory as the biggest bloc, with 73 seats in the 329-seat house.

Kurdistan coalition has secured 17 seats and one seat of an independent candidate.

Turnout reached 44%, the commission said, revised up from the 43% preliminary figure but still lower than in the last election in 2018.

More than 9.6 million people cast their ballots in the Oct. 10 vote, where at least 167 parties and more than 3,200 candidates competed for the parliament’s 329 seats, the commission said.

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