The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has claimed the highest votes in the region’s September elections, the election commission announced Sunday.
KDP won 45 seats in the vote, ahead of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which won 21 seats, followed by Gorran, or Movement for Change with 12 seats.
Top Kurdish security official and a KDP politburo member, Masrour Barzani, has congratulated the people of Kurdistan upon the announcement of the election results.
Barzani tweeted on Sunday that people of Kurdistan “rewarded KDP as the party that leads by principles and patriotism.”
“l thank KDP’s team and tireless campaign volunteers for giving everything for a better future,” he added.
The Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament has 111 seats, with 11 of them reserved for minority groups.