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Court approves final results of Kurdistan parliamentary election

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Aerial view of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament in Erbil (File)
2018-10-30

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SULAIMANI — A court has approved the final results of the Kurdistan parliamentary election, a member of the election commission said on Tuesday (October 30).

A member of the Kurdistan Region’s Commissioner’s Council, Syah Kurachi, told NRT Digital Media that the commission had received an official statement from the Region’s appellate court, stating that it has approved the final results of the election that was held on September 30.

The Kurdistan Region’s election commission announced final results of the parliamentary election on October 20 with the ruling parties securing first and second place.

The Change Movement (Gorran), New Generation, Kurdistan Islamic Union, and Kurdistan Islamic Group all rejected the results because of alleged incidents of widespread fraud.

According to the results, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) secured 45 seats, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) 21, Gorran 12, New Generation 8, Kurdistan Islamic Group 7, and Towards Reform, including KIU and the Kurdistan Islamic Movement, 5 seats.

(NRT Digital Media)

This story was updated at 1:10pm EBL