Iraqi governorate elections, 2005


Iraqi governorate elections, 2005

Governorate council elections were held on the same day as the elections for the transitional Iraqi National Assembly, January 30, 2005. Each province has a 41-member council, except for Baghdad, whose council has 51 members.

A summary of the results by governorate was:

Dahuk

* 33 - Kurdistan Democratic Party
* 4 - Kurdistan Islamic Union
* 4 - Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

Ninawa (includes Mosul)

* 31 - National Democratic Kurdistan List (KDP + PUK + 6 others)
* 5 - Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
* 2 - Unified Council of the Tribes of Mosul
* 2 - Iraqi Islamic Party
* 1 - National Rafidain List

The council voted for the independent Sunni Arab, Duraid Mohammed Kashmula, to continue as governor. His brother, Usama Yousif Kashmula, had been appointed as governor of Ninawa Governorate in 2003 by the Coalition Provisional Authority, and Duraid succeeded Usama after he was assassinated in July 2004. [ [http://www.ncciraq.org/IMG/UNAMI_Bi-monthly_Human_Rights_Report_Eng_May_to_Jun06.doc UNAMI Human Rights Report, June 2006] , "UNAMI", June 2007, accessed on 2007-08-31

Arbil

* 23 - Democratic Voice of Kurdistan List (KDP)
* 16 - Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
* 1 - Islamic Group of Kurdistan
* 1 - Kurdistan Islamic Union

The council voted for Kurdistan Democratic Party member Nawzad Hadi Mawlood to become governor. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/13/international/middleeast/13cnd-kurds.html?ex=1266037200&en=60292c06021166a4&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland Kurds Celebrate Their Strong Second-Place Showing] , "New York Times", 2005-02-13, accessed on 2007-08-31]


=As Sulaymaniyah=

* 28 - Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
* 5 - Kurdistan Islamic Union
* 5 - Kurdistan Democratic Party
* 3 - Islamic Group of Kurdistan

At-Ta'mim (includes Kirkuk)

* 26 - List Brotherly Kirkuk (KDP + PUK + 5 others)
* 8 - Iraqi Turkmen Front
* 5 - Iraqi Republican Group (Sunni Arab)
* 1 - Islamic & Turkmen Coalition
* 1 - National Iraqi Gathering (Sunni Arab)

The council re-elected Abdulrahman Mustapha Fatah as governor, who had served since the 2003 invasion of Iraq [ [http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/iraq/2005/05/imm-050518-unami.htm#_Toc104174129] , "Xebat", 2005-05-18, accessed on 2007-08-31]

Salah ad Din

* 8 - List of the Unified Democratic Coalition in Salah al-Din Governorate (PUK + KDP)
* 6 - Liberation & Reconciliation Gathering
* 5 - Coalition of the Iraqi National Unity
* 5 - Iraqi Turkmen Front
* 4 - Unified List
* 3 - Iraqi National Accord
* 3 - Islamic Dawa Party
* 3 - National Iraqi Gathering
* 2 - Gathering of Independents in Salah al-Din
* 2 - National Al-Risaliya List

Diyala

* 20 - Coalition of Islamic & National Forces in Diyala (SCIRI + Islamic Dawa)
* 14 - Iraqi Islamic Party
* 7 - Kurdish Arabic Turkmen Democratic Coalition - Diyala Governorate

The council elected Ra'ad Hameed Al-Mula Jowad Al-Tamimi, a Badr Brigades leader, as governor. [ [http://siteinstitute.org/bin/articles.cgi?ID=publications127005&Category=publications&Subcategory=0 The Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama’a Claims Responsibility for Several Operations Targeting American and al-Ghadr Forces] , "Search for International Terrorist Entities", 2005-12-06, accessed on 2007-09-02]

Al-Anbar

* 34 - Iraqi Islamic Party
* 4 - Liberation & Reconciliation Gathering
* 3 - Independent Iraqi Alliance

Baghdad Governorate

* 28 - Baghdad Nation (SCIRI + Badr)
* 11 - Baghdad Peace (Islamic Dawa + Islamic Dawa Iraq + 2 others)
* 6 - Islamic Al-Fadhila Party
* 2 - Iraqi Communist Party
* 2 - National Democratic Alliance
* 1 - Iraqi Independent Al-Bayan Gathering
* 1 - National Independent Cadres and Elites

Babil

* 25 - Faithful Iraqis Association
* 6 - Al-Rasul Association
* 6 - Imam Ali Society
* 2 - Security & Reconstruction
* 2 - Babil Indepentent Association

Wasit

* 31 - Iraqi Elites Gathering
* 4 - Shi’ite Political Council
* 3 - Gathering of the Independents in Wasit
* 2 - Iraqi Communist Party
* 1 - Democratic Iraq Gathering

Karbala Governorate

* 21 - Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
* 5 - Al-Fadhila Islamic Party
* 2 - Democratic Meeting for Holy Karbala
* 2 - Democratic Progressive Gathering
* 2 - Independent Council of Tribal Shaykhs & Notables of Karbala Governorate
* 2 - Independent Intellectuals Gathering
* 2 - Independent Unified List for the Governorate of Holy Karbala
* 2 - Iraqi Democratic Current
* 2 - Shi’ite Political Council
* 1 - Dr. Abbas al-Hasnawi

Najaf Governorate

* 19 - Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
* 9 - Loyalty to Al-Najaf
* 4 - Banner of the Independents
* 3 - Iraqi National Accord
* 2 - Allegiance Coalition
* 2 - Iraq Future Gathering
* 2 - Al-Fadhila Islamic Party


=Al-Qadisyah =

* 20 - Martyr of the Sanctuary Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim (SCIRI + Badr)
* 5 - Shi’ite Political Council
* 3 - Independent Brotherhood (affiliated to the Sadrist Movement)
* 3 - Iraqi National Accord
* 3 - Al-Fadhila Islamic Party
* 3 - Islamic Dawa Party
* 2 - Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organization
* 2 - Loyalty to Iraq Coalition (affiliated to the Sadrist Movement)

The Governorate Council chose SCIRI members Khalil Jalil Hamza as the governor and Sheikh Hamid al-Khodari as council president. Hamza was assassinated in August 2007 in an attack blamed on the Mahdi Army. [ [http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/3989 Second Iraqi Provincial Governor Assassinated] , "IraqSlogger", 2007-08-20, accessed on 2007-08-31] al-Khodari was elected to replace Hamza as governor. [ [http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/3961/subscriptions/splash.html SIIC Wins Qadisiya Governor Post] , "IraqSlogger", 2007-08-17]

Maysan

* 15 - Al-Hussayni Thought Forum (Sadrist Movement)
* 6 - Islamic Unified Front (SCIRI + 4 others)
* 5 - Islamic Dawa Party - Iraq Organization
* 4 - Islamic Virtue Party
* 3 - Al-Rida Center for Culture & Guidance
* 2 - Gathering of the Independent Sons of Maysan
* 2 - Iraqi Republican Group
* 1 - Independent National Islamic Congregation
* 1 - Islamic Dawa Party
* 1 - Maysan Democratic Coalition
* 1 - Shi’ite Political Council

Adel Mahudar Radi, a former Mahdi Army commander, was elected governor. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/20/world/middleeast/21iraqcnd.html?ex=1318996800&en=a542d37a1dff56f9&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Attack on Iraqi City Shows Militia’s Power] , "New York Times", 2006-10-20, accessed on 2007-09-03]

Dhi Qar

* 11 - Al-Fadhila Islamic Party
* 11 - Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
* 10 - Islamic Dawa Party / Iraq Organization
* 2 - Iraqi Communist Party
* 2 - Iraqi Independent Gathering
* 2 - Iraqi National Accord
* 2 - Islamic Movement of the 15th of Sha’aban
* 1 - Independent Coalition for the Care of Democracy


=Al-Muthanna=

* 8 - Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
* 6 - Al-Furat al-Awsat Assembly
* 6 - Al-Fadhila Islamic Party
* 5 - Islamic Independent Society
* 4 - Gathering for Al-Muthanna
* 4 - Islamic Dawa Party
* 3 - Allegiance Coalition
* 3 - Iraqi National Accord
* 2 - Iraqi Communist Party

The Governorate Council elected SCIRI member Mohammed Ali al-Hasani as the provincial Governor, and an Islamic Dawa Party member, Ahmad Marzouq Salal as the council president. al-Hasani was assassinated in August 2007 in an attack blamed on the Mahdi Army, and the council elected Marzouq his successor, with an SCIRI member becoming the council president. [ [http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/4156/Council_Picks_New_Muthanna_Governor Council Picks New Muthanna Governor] , "IraqSlogger", 2007-08-31, accessed on 2007-08-31]

Basra Governorate

* 20 - Islamic Basra (SCIRI + Islamic Dawa + 6 others)
* 12 - Al-Fadhila Islamic Party
* 4 - Iraqi National Accord
* 3 - Islamic Dawa Party
* 2 - Iraqi Independent List

The council elected Fadhila member Mohammed al-Waili as governor. In April 2007, SIIC successfully brought a no-confidence motion against Waili. This dismissal was ratified by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in July. [ [http://www.juancole.com/2007/07/basra-governor-dismissed-fadhila-brands.html Basra Governor Dismissed Fadhila Brands al-Maliki Gov. "the New Baath"] , Asharq Al-Awsat via Informed Comment, 2007-07-29]

References

* [http://middleeastreference.org.uk/iraqgovernorate050131.html Governorate elections held in Iraq on 31 January 2005]
* http://www.ieciraq.org/Results/Elected_Candidate_Name_Lists.pdf
* [http://middleeastreference.org.uk/iraqgovernorate050131.html Parties]


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