||Council of Representatives of Iraq
|Structure of parliament
||2 December 2013
Election Law No. (45)
|Mode of designation
||directly elected 320
||18 governorate-based constituencies for 329 seats including 9 seats reserved for minorities.
Breakdown for the 320 seats apportioned to each governorate:
Baghdad: 71 (including 1 seat for Christians and 1 seat for the Sabean)
Dahuk: 11 (including 1 seat for Christians)
Erbil: 15 (including 1 seat for Christians)
Kirkuk: 14 (including 1 seat for Christians)
Ninewa: 35 (including 1 seat for Christians, 1 seat for the Yzidi and 1 seat for the Shabak)
Wassit: 11 (including 1 seat for Fayli Kurds)
Proportional representation system
- Seats shall be allocated according to the Sainte-Laguë method.
- The candidate who secures the highest number of votes on the list shall be elected while ensuring that a woman candidate is elected after every three winning male candidates, thereby allotting 25 per cent of seats to women.
- Voting is not compulsory.
||- Iraqi citizenship
- age: at least 18 years
- Legally competent persons
- Registration on the voters' list
||- qualified voters
- Iraqi citizenship
- age: at least 30 years
- Possession of a high-school certificate
- Persons covered by the de-Baathification law (the Accountability and Justice law, which restricts the political participation of high-ranking officials of the dissolved Baath Party);
- Persons convicted of a crime violating honour;
- Persons who have enriched themselves in an illegitimate manner at the expense of the homeland and public finance
- Persons who are members of the armed forces at the time of their nomination
||- other official positions.
||- Each party list must comprise at least one woman among every three nominees.