63% indicated their intention to participate

Minority survey on Iraqi local elections turnout

Baghdad, December 18 – Michael Benjamin, the leader of the Minority Alliance, revealed to 964media the participation rates of Iraqi minorities in the recent local elections held on Monday.

According to a survey conducted by the Alliance, 63% of minority members indicated their intention to participate in the general election. However, there is a noticeable increase in abstention rates among Christian and Yazidi communities compared to other minority groups.

Benjamin highlighted that the current electoral system allocates ten seats specifically for minority groups. These seats represent various communities including Christians, Chaldeans, Assyrians, Shabak, Yazidis, Kurdish Failis, and Mandaeans, spanning across six provinces.

He expressed concern over the inadequate representation of certain minority groups, lamenting the lack of quota seats for them.