Electoral system family - Iraq

Country: 
Iraq
Question: 
Electoral system family
Answer: 
PR
Source: 

THE SYSTEM OF DISTRIBUTION THE SEATS OF THE COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVE NO. (12) FOR THE YEAR 2018

Section III. Distribution of general seats

The distribution of general seats according to the modified Santlego (meaning “Sainte-Laguë Method”) system is as follows:

First Step (Distribution the Seats on Lists)

a) The number of valid votes cast for each participating list shall be calculated in the competition for the seats of the electoral district.

b) Competing lists shall be arranged in the constituency according to the number of valid votes obtained from top to bottom.

c) The correct votes obtained by the lists are divided by (1.7) and then divided into individual numbers (3,5,7,9,11, .... etc), so that we get the results of the division is equivalent to the number of seats allocated to the electoral district after the order of these results from top to bottom.

d) A seat is allocated to the list that obtained the highest dividing output and the second seat is allocated to the list that obtained the second highest output and so forth until all the seats assigned to the electoral district are fulfilled.

e) If two or more lists have obtained equal votes and qualified for a seat and their final ranking within the constituency, the IHEC shall draw the lots between them in the presence of its authorized representatives and shall be the winner of the list determined by the lot. [...]