Result of Kurdistan Region parliament election announced

<p style="text-align: left;">The Kurdistan Region&amp;rsquo;s election commission announced the official results of the Kurdistan parliamentary election held on September 30, with the two main ruling parties of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) securing first and second place.

The Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (IHERC) released final results of the parliamentary election on Saturday, October 20.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) won 668,070 votes, securing first place with 45 seats, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) got 319,912 votes, coming in second place with 21 seats, NRT reported.

The Change Movement (Gorran), which previously held 24 seats in 2013, won 188,913 votes and only 12 seats.

The New Generation Movement obtained 127,115 votes, securing eight seats.

The Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) won 109,494 votes, securing seven seats, and the Towards Reform, a joint list of the Kurdistan Islamic Union and the Kurdistan Islamic Movement, got 79,334 votes and five seats.

The Sardam List got 15,581 votes and one seat and the Azadi List (Kurdistan Communist Party) won 8,063 votes, securing one seat.

The Turkmen lists secured five seats of the Kurdistan parliament with The Turkmen Development Party winning two seats, the National List one, the Turkmen Reform Party one, and the Turkmen Front one.

The Christians also secured five seats. The Coalition of National Union won three seats, the Al Rafidain list one, and the Assyrian Syriac Chaldean Popular Council one.

Armenian independent Fahik Kamal Saranyan won one seat.

Meanwhile, the four IHERC members from Gorran, KIU, and KIG released a statement saying they did not vote to release of final results of the election.

&ldquo;The topic of election results was to be discussed during the commissioners council&rsquo;s meeting at 11 p.m. [on Saturday] without an agenda to get the opinion of the council&rsquo;s members,&rdquo; the statement read.

A member of the commissioners&rsquo; council, Rezan Hama Rashid stated that the five members of the KDP and PUK voted for and approved the final results of the parliamentary election during the meeting.

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