Implications of Iraq’s New Election Law

Iraq’s new election law is likely to strengthen the representation of traditional political blocs and weaken smaller parties and independent candidates, however, it is unlikely to notably alter the ethnic and sectarian composition of Parliament.

Implications of Iraq’s New Election Law
Iraqi lawmakers attend a parliamentary session to vote for a new head of state in Baghdad, Iraq, October 13, 2022. (Iraqi Parliament Media Office/Handout via REUTERS)

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