Leftist Parties of the World

Iraq

Last update: October 2, 2005

PARTY PERIODICALS CONTACT IDEOL. INTERNAT. ELECTION
Parl. '05
OTHER
Anti-Occupation Patriotic Forces             not existing f. 2005, alliance of islamists, nationalists and leftists
Arab Revolutionary Workers' Party in Iraq Hizb al-Ummal al-Thawri al-'Arabi fi al-'Iraq       marxist link to same Syrian party - f. 2003
Arab Socialist Action Party Hizb al-Amal al-Ishtiraki al-'Arabi       rad. left. Arab nat.   -  
Arab Socialist Movement Harakah al-Ishtirakiyah al-'Arabiyah   Al-Jareeda   left. soc.   - f. 1969 as split from Arab Nationalist Movement, led by Abd al-Ilah al-Nasrawi
Arab Socialist Movement Harakah al-Ishtirakiyah al-'Arabiyah ASM     rad. left.   - led by Awni al-Qalamji, member of IPA
Arab Socialist Movement (Patriotric Command)         rad. left.   - member of Anti-Occupation Patriotic Forces
Assyrian Democratic Movement Harakat al-Dimuqratiyah al-Ashuriyah Zowaa   e-mail left. nat.   0.43% for National Rifaidin List f. 1979, led by Yonadim Khan
Assyrian Progressive Nationalist Party         left. nat.   - f. 1990, led by Ashur Beth-Shlimon
Assyrian Socialist Party Gaba Shawtapaya Atouraya ASP/GSA   e-mail left. nat.   - f. 2002
Consortium of Democratic Forces             - alliance f. 2004 by KDP, PUK, ICP, NDP, Regroupment of Independent Democrats and ASM[Nasrawi]
Democratic Construction Party Hizb al-Bina' al-Dimuqrati           0.017% led by As'ad al-'Ibadi; close to Kurdish Democratic Solution Party
Democratic Kassim Current Tayyar al-Qassimi al-Dimuqrati     e-mail left. nat.   - f. 2004
Democratic Kassim Party Hizb al-Qassimi al-Dimuqrati           -  
Democratic Left Movement Harakat al-Yasar al-Dimuqrati           -  
Democratic National Bloc for Development Kutla al-Wataniyah al-Dimoqratiyah lil Tanimiyah           - alliance, f. 2004 by FDINP, Dem. Kassim Current and Movement for the Defense of the Iraqi People
Democratic National Regroupment in Iraq Tajammu' al-Qawmi al-Dimuqrati fi al-Iraq DNA   e-mail nasserite   -  
Federal Democratic Iraqi Nation Party Hizb al-Umma al-Dimuqrati al-'Iraqi al-Federali     e-mail     -  
General Secretariat of the Unified National Action Amanat al-A'ma lil Amal al-Qaumi al-Muwahad       left. nat.   - f. 2004 by 5 parties
Green Party of Iraq Hizb al-Khudr al-'Iraqi     e-mail green   - f. 1992, led by Akram Alhamdani
Iraqi Communist Party Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-'Iraqi ICP Tariq al-Sha'b, Risalat al-Iraq e-mail com. ex-CI, ex-WMR 0.83% f. 1934, led by Hamid Majeed Mousa
Iraqi Communist Party - Advanced Cadre         com.   - split from ICP, led by Baqir Ibrahim al Mousawi
Iraqi Communist Party - Cadre Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-'Iraqi - al-Kader     e-mail com.   - split from ICP in 1985, led by Nouri Al-Muradi
Iraqi Communist Party - Central Command unofficial Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-Iraqi - Al-Qiyadah al-Markaziyah   al-Moshtarak, al-Ghad   rad. left., ex-mao.   - f. 1968 as split from ICP , led by Ibrahim Alawi
Iraqi Democratic Grouping Tajammu' al-Dimuqrati al-'Iraqi   al-Ghad al-Dimuqrati       - f. 1979, split from ICP, led by Sultan Mulla Ali
Iraqi Environment Party Hizb al-Bi'ah al-'Iraqi       green   - f. 2003
Iraqi Patriotic Alliance Tahaluf al-Watani al-'Iraqi IPA   e-mail     - f. 1992 by faction of Syrian Ba'th, ASM, Arab Labour Party, Socialist Unity Party
Iraqi National Democratic Opposition Current             - alliance f. 2002, led by Abd al-Amir al-Rikabi
Iraqi Revolutionary Marxist-Leninists Regroupment Tajammu' al-Marksiyin al-Leniniyin al-Thawriyin al-Iraqiyin MLR   e-mail mao. close to RIM -  
Leftist Worker Communist Party of Iraq Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-'Ummali al-Yasari al-Iraqi     e-mail left. com. close to WCP Iran - f. 2004 as split from Worker Communist Party, led by Issam Shukri
Leftists and Progressives Common Work Committee of Iraq Lajnat al-Amal al-Mushtarak li Yasariyin wa Taqaddumiyin al-Iraq           - f. 2003
Movement for the Defense of the Iraqi People Harakat al-Defa' an al-Shaab al-Iraqi     e-mail     -  
Movement of Arab Democratic Nationalists Harakat al-Qaumiyin al-Dimuqratiyin al-Arab       Arab nat.   - f. 2003
Movement of the Arab Nationalist Current in Iraq Harakat al-Tayyar al-Qaumi al-Arabi fi al-Iraq       Arab nat.   -  
Nasserite Socialist Party Hizb al-Ishtiraqi al-Nasiri       Arab nat.   - f. 2003 by merger of Socialist, Socialist Unionist and Nasserite Socialist Vanguard parties
Nasserite Unionist Assembly         Arab nat.   - led by Nouri al-Bahrani
Nasserite Vanguard Party in Iraq Hizb al-Tali'i al-Nasiri fi al-'Iraq       Arab nat.   -  
National Democratic Communist Movement Harakat al-Shuyu'iyah al-Dimuqratiyah al-Wataniyah       com.   - f. 2001, split from ICP, in IPA, led by Khalid Salam and Ahmad Karim
National Democratic Party Hizb al-Watani al-Dimuqrati   Al-Ahali   soc. dem.   0.018% refounded in 2003 (f. 1946), led by Nasser al-Jadershi
National Democratic Party Hizb al-Watani al-Dimuqrati       soc. dem.   - f. 2004 as split from other NDP, led by Hadeeb al-Haj Mahmoud
National Democratic Progressive Rally Tajammu' al-Taqaddumi al-Dimuqrati al-Watani           - f. 2003 by former ICP members
Organization of Toilers' Struggle             -  
People's Struggle Movement Harakat al-Kifah al-Sha'bi     e-mail Arab nat.   - f. 2003
People's Union Movement Harakah al-Ittihad al-Sha'b           - f. 2004 by faction pof ICP, led by Sabah Ziadah Al-Musawi
People's Unity Party Hizb al-Ittihad al-Sha'bi       com.   - f. 1995 as pro-Ba'th Iraqi Communist Party, led by Youssif Hamdan
Regroupment of Independent Democrats Tajammu' al-Dimuqratiyin al-Mustaqillin       soc. dem.   0.28% led by Adnan Al-Pachachi
Progressive National Democratic Party Hizb al-Taqadummi al-Watani al-Dimuqrati           - f. 2004, originally a split from the NDP in 1960s
Revolutionary Statement Bayan al-Thawri   Al-Bayan al-Thawri e-mail com.   -  
Socialist Arab Party Hizb al-'Arabi al-Ishtiraki           -  
Socialist Arab Resurrection Party Hizb al-Ba'th al-'Arabi al-Ishtiraki   Al-Thawra       illegal former ruling party
Socialist Arab Resurrection Party - Iraq Command Hizb al-Ba'th al-'Arabi al-Ishtiraki - Iqlim al-'Iraq         Syrian Ba'th - split in two factions, one in IPA, led by Mahmud al-Shaykh Radhi and Mahmud Shamsa
Unified Nasserite National Party Hizb al-Qaumi al-Nasiri al-Muwahad           -  
Union of Communists in Iraq Ittihad al-Shuyu'iyin fi al-Iraq   Balagh al-Shuyu'iya, Payami Komonizm e-mail rad. left.   - f. 1998 as split from WCPI, formerly Emanation Movement of the WCPI
Union of Communist Militants Ittihad al-Munadilin al-Shuyu'iyin       rad. left.   - f. 2003
Union of Iraqi Democrats Ittihad al-Dimuqratiyin al-Iraqiyin   Al-'Iraq al-Dimuqrati   rad. left. Arab nat.   - f. 1979, led by Muhammad al-Dhahir
Union of Iraqi Democrats Ittihad al-Dimuqratiyin al-'Iraqiyin   Al-'Iraq al-Dimuqrati   rad. left. Arab nat.   - split from Union of Iraqi Democrats in 1990s, led by Abu Ayub and Abu Majid
United Nasserite Party             - led by Zaydan Khalaf
Worker-Communist Party of Iraq Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-'Ummali al-'Iraqi   Ila al-Amam, Forward, Al-Shuyu'ia al Umaliya, October, Bo Peshawa e-mail rad. left.   - f. 1993
Kurdistan                
National '05 Regional '05
Democratic Movement of the People of Kurdistan Harakat al-Dimuqratiyah lil Sha'b al-Kurdistani           - 0.62% led by Khidr Qadir Khidr
Kurdistan Alliance List Laihat al-Tahaluf al-Kurdistaniya           25.73% - electoral alliance for Iraqi Parliament around PUK and KDP
Kurdistan Communist Party - Iraq
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Hizbi Komunisti Kurdistan / Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-Kurdistani KCP Regay Kurdistan e-mail com.   Kurdistan Alliance List National Democratic Kurdish List f. 1993 by Kurdish Section of ICP, led by Kamal Shakir Muhammad
Kurdistan Democratic Labour Party Parti Kari Demokrati Kurdistan / Hizb al-'Amal al-Dimuqrati al-Kurdistani PKDP Nishtiman e-mail     Kurdistan Alliance List 0.67% f. 2002 by Kurdistan Independance Labour Party (PKSK), led by Yusuf Hanna Yusuf
Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iraq Parti Demokrati Kurdistan-Irak / Hizb al-Dimuqrati al-Kurdistani 'Iraq PDK-I Xebat, Birayeti, Kader, Kurdistan News e-mail soc. dem.   Kurdistan Alliance List National Democratic Kurdish List f. 1946, led by Mas'ud Barzani
Kurdistan Democratic Solution Party Partiya «areseriya DemokratÓka Kurdistan / Hizb al-Hal al-Dimuqrati al-Kurdistani P«DK   e-mail left. nat. close to PKK 0.062% 0.52% f. 2002, led by Fa’iq Muhammad Ahmad Kubi
Kurdistan Democrats Movement Bizotnewey Demokratî Kurdistan / Harakat Dimuqrati Kurdistan BDK Al-Hazara, Sharstani e-mail     Kurdistan Alliance List 0.38% led by Baha'uddin Nuri
Kurdistan Liberation Party HizbÓ RizgarÓ Kurdistan / Hizb al-Tahrir al-Kurdistani RPK Peshang e-mail left. nat.   - - f. 1993 by faction of former Socialist Party of Kurdistan (PSK-I)
Kurdistan National Democratic Union Yekitiya NetewayÓ DemokratÓ Kurdistan / Ittihad al-Qawmi al-Dimuqrati al-Kurdistani YNDK Midya e-mail left. nat.   Kurdistan Alliance List National Democratic Kurdish List f. 1996, led by Ghafur Makhmuri
Kurdistan National Liberation Party Hizb al-Tahrir al-Qawmi al-Kurdistani           - -  
Kurdistan Oppressed Association Jama'at Muttahadin Kurdistan           Kurdistan Alliance List -  
Kurdistan Peasants and Oppressed Movement Harakat al-Fallahin wa al-Muttahadin Kurdistan           Kurdistan Alliance List - led by Bayber Kama al-Sulaiman
Kurdistan Popular Movement Harakat al-Sha'biyah al-Kurdistaniyah   Dangi Millet       - - f. 1996, led by Abd al-Khaliq Zanganah
Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party Parti Sosyalisti Demokrati Kurdistan / Hizb al-Ishtiraki al-Dimuqrati al-Kurdistani KSDP Rebazi Azadi, Nahj al-Huriye, Govari Socialist e-mail     Kurdistan Alliance List National Democratic Kurdish List f. 1993 by faction of former Socialist Party of Kurdistan (PSK-I), led by Mohammad Hadj Mahmoud
Kurdistan Toilers Party Hizbi Zahmatkeshani Kurdistan / Partiya ZehmetkÍsanÍ Kurdistan / Hizb al-Kadihin al-Kurdistani KTP Alay Azadi, Rayat Al Hurrya, Jyani Nwe, Rasan e-mail     Kurdistan Alliance List 1.17% f. 1985 as split from Socialist Party of Kurdistan (PSK-I), led by Qadir Aziz
Kurdistan Toilers Struggle Organization Munazzamat Nidal Kadihin Kurdistan           - -  
Kurdistan National Democratic List             - 89.55% electoral alliance for Kurdish Parliament around PUK and KDP
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan YekÓtÓ NÓstimanÓ Kurdistan / Ittihad al-Watani al-Kurdistani PUK/INK Kurdistani Nwe, Al-Ittihad e-mail soc. dem. SI obs. Kurdistan Alliance List National Democratic Kurdish List f. 1976 as split from KDP, led by Jalal Talabani
Parties probably disbanded
Democratic Alliance for the Independence of Kurdistan (Hawpeymaneti Demokrati bo Serbekhoy Kurdistan / al-Tahaluf al-Dimuqrati li-Istiqlal Kurdistan), Democratic Alliance of Kurdistan (Hawpaymani Demokrati Kurdistan / Tahaluf al-Dimuqrati al-Kurdistani), Freedom Party of Kurdistan (Parti Azadi Kurdistan / Hizb al-Hurriyah al-Kurdistani, PAK), Iraqi Communist Party - Base Organizations (Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-Iraqi - Munazzamat al-Qa'idah), Iraqi National Forces Coalition, Organization of the Kurdistan Workers' Struggle (Rekkhrawi Tekoshani Rendjderani Kurdistan / Munazzamat Nidal Shaghghilat Kurdistan, Tekoshin), Revolutionary Left Union

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