Iraq’s Kurdistan Parliament

Iraq's Kurdish parties differ over thorny question of minority seats

Issue 1170 - 01 Jun 2023 | 1 minute read

A major sticking point to be resolved in debates over elections to Iraq's Kurdistan Parliament is whether to reform a system that sets aside 11 seats for ethnic and religious minorities in the 111-seat chamber. Five seats are reserved for Christians, five for Turkmens and one for an Armenian representative.

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