Sunday, February 13, 2005

We Have Results

By now, most of you know the results of the Iraqi elections. The United Iraqi Alliance won 48.2 percent of the vote. The Kurdish parties won 25.7 percent of the vote. Ayad Allawi's coalition won 13.8 percent of the vote.

Congratulations to the winners. I'm sure the Shia and Kurds are partying hard today. They deserved their victory. They campaigned, voted and won. That's how it works.

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.

Today's results would see the National Assembly seats distributed as follows:

The United Iraqi Alliance:
4,075,295 votes.
140 seats.

The Kurdistan Alliance:
2,175,551 votes.
75 seats.

The Iraqi List - Ayad Allawi's list:
1,168,943 votes.
40 seats.

Iraqis - Ghazi Al-Yawer list:
150,680 votes.
5 seats.

The Turkomen Iraqi Front:
93,480 votes.
3 seats.

National Independent Elites and Cadres Party:
69,938 votes.
3 seats.

The Islamic Labor Movement in Iraq:
43,205 votes.
2 seats.

The Islamic Kurdish Society:
60,592 votes.
2 seats.

The Communist Party:
69,920 votes.
2 seats.

National Rafidain List:
36,255 votes.
1 seat.

The National Democratic Alliance:
36,795 votes.
1 seat.

The Reconciliation and Liberation Entity:
30,796 votes.
1 seat.

[Source: Iraqi Prospect organization]

Happy Valentine's Day to the Iraqi people who voted in this election. You proved to the world your great love of your country.

Happy Valentine's Day to the readers of this blog. I have something special for you. I hope you like it.

UPDATE 02/14/2005 12:13 PM
I made a graphic sheet to demonstrate seats allocation in the Iraqi National Assembly.

Click on image to enlarge.

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