KDP wins 45 seats in Iraq's Kurdish assembly polls
ERBIL - Anadolu Agency
Masoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party speaks during an electoral rally at the Franco Hariri Stadium in Erbil on Sept. 25.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has won 45 seats in the parliamentary election in northern Iraq's Kurdish region, according to the local election commission.
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) came second with 21 seats and Gorran movement with 12 seats, the commission said in a press conference held in the city of Erbil late Oct. 20.
KDP has maintained the lead in the region's elections for more than a decade.
Held on September 30, some 29 parties and coalition had vied for 111 assembly seats in the parliamentary polls.