Iraq: Adopting Multiple Districts Formula is a Hit for Powerful Political Blocs

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Bagdad – Iraq 24/11/2020 

At the height of the electoral competition, conventional powers strive to preserve their leverage. However, there is a consensus that it isn’t viable to adopt single electoral district formula, as the parliament voted on adopting multiple electoral districts. It is common for huge political blocs and parties to oppose the multiple electoral districts formula, given the fact that they lose their voters in such a system. The electoral law in Article 15 stipulates dividing the governorate into constituencies but the law didn’t specify the limit to divide it: in other words, the number of constituencies in each governorate. Some divide each governorate into four constituencies and another divide it into five


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