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1953 Iraqi parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on 17 January 1953.[1] The result was a victory for the Constitutional Union Party, which won 67 of the 135 seats. Only 57 seats were contested.[2]

1953 Iraqi parliamentary election

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All 135 seats to the National Assembly
68 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Nuri al-Said.png Taha al-Hashimi.jpg
Leader Nuri as-Said Taha al-Hashimi
Last election New party New party
Seats won 67 11
Seat change Increase67 Increase11

Prime Minister before election

Nureddin Mahmud

Elected Prime Minister

Jamil al-Midfai


Party Leader Votes % Seats +/–
Constitutional Union Party Nuri as-Said 67 New
United Popular Front Taha al-Hashimi 11 New
Socialist Nation Party Sayyid Salih Jabr 8 New
Istiqlal Party Muhammad Mahdi Kubba 1 −4
Independents 48 −82
Invalid/blank votes
Total 135 –3
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p97 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p101