Iraqi parliamentary election, 1980

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Iraqi parliamentary election, 1980

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All 250 seats to the National Assembly of Iraq
126 seats were needed for a majority

  First party
  Iraq, Saddam Hussein (222).jpg
Leader Saddam Hussein
Party Ba'ath Party
Seats won 187

Prime Minister before election

Saddam Hussein
Ba'ath Party

Elected Prime Minister

Saddam Hussein
Ba'ath Party

Coat of arms of Iraq (2008).svg
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Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on 20 June 1980, the first since 1958.[1] The election was contested by around 860 candidates, and saw the Ba'ath Party win 187 of the 250 seats.[2] Voter turnout was approximately 80%.[3]


Party Votes % Seats
Ba'ath Party 187
Independents and bloc parties 63
Invalid/blank votes
Total 250
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p97 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p101
  3. ^ Iraq Inter-Parliamentary Union
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