June 1954 Iraqi parliamentary election
Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on 9 June 1954, although they were delayed until 14 June in some areas due to social upheaval. The Constitutional Union Party remained the largest party, winning 50 of the 135 seats, although 53 were won by independents. Despite the government creating obstacles for opposition candidates, they were described as "undoubtedly the freest elections in Iraqi history" in 2001.
All 135 seats in the National Assembly
68 seats were needed for a majority
|Constitutional Union Party||50||–17|
|Socialist Nation Party||21||+13|
|National Patriotic Front||10||New|
|United Popular Front||1||–10|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
Due to his concerns about the opposition's strength, Nuri al-Said sought to dissolve the parliament. King Faisal II dissolved the newly elected parliament on 3 August and early elections were held in September.
- Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p101 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
- Nohlen et al, p86
- "انتخابات 1954، وكيف اجهضت السلطة فوز الجبهة الوطنية بحل المجلس النيابي". Al-Mada. 2015.