International Journal of Transformations in Business Management

(By Aryavart International University, India)

International Peer Reviewed (Refereed), Open Access Research Journal

E-ISSN : 2231-6868 | P-ISSN : 2454-468X

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Vol: 13, Issue: 3 2023

Page: 118-140

Role of Iraqi Women in the 2018 and 2021 Elections: A Sociological Study

Dr. Sundus Sarhan Ahmed

The research aimed to identify the role of Iraqi women in the parliamentary elections, as Iraqi women won 84 seats out of a total of 329 parliamentary seats in the 2018 parliamentary session, some of whom were elected from outside the quota system. On this basis, Iraqi women were able to exceed the number of quota seats allocated to them. In the 2021 elections, it represents 25 percent of the total seats in Parliament, equivalent to 83 seats, as the number of winners this time reached 97 women. The results of implementing the women's quota system to distribute parliamentary seats resulted in positive results in the exercise of the legislative function, but women remained almost absent from the political reality, in addition to occupying lower positions in political parties. The Presidency Council, composed of the head of state and his two deputies during parliamentary terms, did not It includes any woman, as “the results of the 2021 elections are evidence that the Iraqi street is not fanatical against women. This trend appeared in that many of the winning women obtained their votes from men, and thus women began to compete with men in obtaining the votes of voters of both sexes.” “The Iraqi voter began to feel despair over the corruption that was often the result of male officials.”.

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