ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraq's electoral commission on Wednesday completed its tally of votes cast by those living in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the Kurdistan Region with the vast majority going to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). Included in the count were the Khazir, Hassan Sham, and Dibaga camps.
According to data Kurdistan 24 obtained from the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), the results are as following:
Hassan Sham U2 Camp:
Hassan Sham U3 Camp:
Dibaga 1 Camp:
Dibaga 2 Camp:
Dibaga 3 Camp:
In the three camps, of the 6,322 people eligible to vote, 4,299 of them cast ballots. Of these, 3,942 of them voted for the KDP.
Votes from other IDP camps in the Kurdistan Region have yet to be counted by IHEC.
On Saturday, people across Iraq and the Kurdistan Region took part in national legislative elections, the first since the defeat of the Islamic State (IS). Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 6:00 p.m.
On the regional level, the KDP was leading the polls in the Kurdistan Region with a large margin followed by the PUK and Gorran (Change).
Turnout stood at 44.5 percent, according to IHEC. It is the lowest voter turnout rate in Iraq in the past 13 years. In the 2014 elections, roughly 60 percent headed to the polls.
Editing by John J. Catherine