44 presidential candidates in Iraq
Forty-four figures have nominated themselves for the Iraqi presidency. It’s the largest number of candidates in the history of the republic since 1958.
The two major Kurdish parties had agreed the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) would name the Iraqi president, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) would get presidency of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), also known as Iraqi Kurdistan.
On January 9, 2022, Iraq’s new chamber held its first session, which witnessed an alliance between the two Sunni parties, Azm and Taqqadum, and the Sadrist bloc that controls 73 out of 329 seats in Parliament.