The following is a list of political parties in Iraq.

Iraq is a multi-party state. Political parties are commonly grouped by ideology/ethnic affiliation and by the group with which they were listed on the ballot of the 2005 Iraqi National Assembly election.

Parliamentary alliances and parties

Party Abbr. Leader Political
position
Ideology MPs
Alliance Towards Reforms
تحالف سائرون للإصلاح
Saairun
سائرون
Hassan al-Aquli Big tent Iraqi nationalism
Anti-corruption
73 / 329
State of Law Coalition
إئتلاف دولة القانون
I'tilāf Dawlat al-Qānūn
Nouri al-Maliki Syncretic Populism
Anti-secularism
Statism
33 / 329
Fatah Alliance
ائتلاف الفتح
Iʾtilāf al-Fatḥ
Hadi al-Amiri Right-wing Shia Islamism
Pro-Iran
Anti-secularism
17 / 329
Victory Alliance
ائتلاف النصر
Iʾtilāf al-Naṣr
Haider al-Abadi Centre Nonsectarianism
Realpolitik
Islamic democracy
4 / 329
Kurdistani Coalition
هاوپەیمانی كوردستانی
Abdul Rahman Mustafa Constitutionalism
Kurdish nationalism
Kurdish rights
Kurdish nationalism
Self-determination
0 / 329
National Coalition
ائتلاف الوطنية
Al-Wataniya
Ayad Allawi Centre Secularism
0 / 329
National Wisdom Movement
تيار الحكمة الوطني
Tayar al-Hikmah al-Watani
Ammar al-Hakim Big tent Islamism
Nonsectarianism
0 / 329
Uniters for Reform Coalition
ائتلاف متحدون للاصلاح
I'tilāf Muttaḥidūn lil-Iṣlāḥ
Muttahidoon
متحدون
Osama al-Nujaifi Regionalism
Islamic democracy
Populism
0 / 329
Alliance Towards Reforms "Saairun"
Party Abbr Leader Political position & ideologies
Sadrist Movement Saairun Muqtada al-Sadr Shia Islamism
Religious Conservatism
Iraqi nationalism
Populism
Anti-imperialism
Iraqi Communist Party Raid Fahmi Communism
Classical Marxism
Reformism
Secularism
Nonsectarianism
Youth Movement for Change Party
Party of Progress and Reform
Iraqi Republican Group
State of Justice Party
Victory Alliance
Party Abbr. Leader Political position & ideologies
Islamic Dawa Party(Abadi) Dawa(Abadi) Haider al-Abadi Islamic Democracy
Ataa Movement Falih Alfayyadh Islamic Democracy
Popular Movement in Iraq Hirak Sheikh Mohammed Taha al-Hamdoun Sunni Arab Interests
Iraqi Nationalism
Federalism
Iraqi National Congress INC Ahmed Chalabi Centrism
Nonsectarianism
Fatah Alliance
Party Abbr. Leader Political position & ideologies
Badr Organization Hadi Al-Amiri Shia Islamism
Al-Sadiqoun Bloc Adnan Fihan Moussa Cheri Shia Political Thought
Religious Sectarianism
Islamic Virtue Party Ammar Tu'ma Abd Abbas Khomeinism
Islamism
Anti-Zionism
National Reform Trend Islah Ibrahim al-Jaafari Islamism
State of Law Coalition
Party Abbr. Leader Political position & ideologies
Islamic Dawa Party (Maliki)
حزب الدعوة الإسلامية
Hizb al-Da'wa al-Islamiyya
Dawa(Maliki) Nouri al-Maliki Islamic democracy
Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq
المجلس الأعلى الإسلامي العراقي
al-Majlis al-alalith-thaura l-islamiyya fil-Iraq
ISCI Humam Hamoudi Decentralization
Shia Islamism
Sistanism
Islamic Dawa Party – Iraq Organisation
حزب الدعوة الاسلامية - تنظيم العراق
Hizb al Daʿwa al-Islamiyya - Tanzim al-Iraq
Hashim Al-Mosawy Shia Islamism
Islamic Union of Iraqi Turkoman Abbas al-Bayati Iraqi Turkmen Interests
Kurdistani Coalition
Party Abbr Leader Political position and Ideologies
Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP Masoud Barzani Kurdish nationalism
Self-determination
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK Bafel Talabani Kurdish nationalism
Social democracy
Secularism
Kurdish Islamic Group KIG Ali Bapir Salafism
Kurdistan Islamic Union KIU Salaheddine Bahaaeddin Islamic Democracy
Kurdish nationalism
Gorran Movement Omar Said Ali Secularism
Kurdish nationalism
Social liberalism
Liberal Socialism
Federalism
Regionalism
Coalition for Democracy and Justice CDJ Kurdish nationalism
Social Democracy
Communist Party of Kurdistan - Iraq Kawa Mahmud Communism
Kurdistan Islamic Movement Ehsan Ali Abdul Aziz Kurdish nationalism
Islamism
Kurdistan Toilers Party Balen Abdullah Socialism
Left-wing nationalism
Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party Mohammed Haji Mahmoud Kurdish nationalism
Social Democracy
Kurdistan Society Freedom Movement (Tevgera Azadi) Democratic confederalism
Yazidi Democratic Party Haydar Shesho Yazidi Rights
Other Parties
Party Abbr Leader Political position and Ideologies
Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council Shamsuddin Georgis Zaya Assyrian Nationalism
Autonomism
Regionalism
determination
Iraqi Turkmen Front Arshad al-Salihi Regionalism
Turkmen Interests
Civil Democratic Alliance Ali Khathem Aziz Secularism
Nonsectarianism
Anti-corruption
Third way
Assyrian Democratic Movement Yonadam Kanna Assyrian interests
Federalism
Sons of Mesopotamia Galeta Shaba Assyrian Nationalism
Self-determination
Populism
Yazidi Movement for Reform and Progress Amin Farhan Jejo Yazidi Interests
Regionalism
New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid Qadir Liberalism

Other parties

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Defunct parties and alliances
Name(English) Name(Arabic) Acronym Leader Political position & ideologies
Wahdat an-Nidal Wahdat an-Nidal

وحدة النضال

- - Communism
Unified Popular Front Al-Jabha Al-Sha'abiya Al-Mutahida

الجبهة الشعبية المتحدة

UPF - -
National Democratic Party Hizb al Wataniyah al Dimuqratiyah

الحزب الوطني الديمقراطي

NDP Kamel al-Chaderji Centre-left

Social democracy

Democratic socialism

Shursh Şoreş - - Communism
Rayat ash-Shaghilah Rayat Ash-Shagillah

راية الشغّيلة

- Jamal al-Haidari Communism
Organization of Iraqi Revolutionary Communists Tanzim Al-shiyo'iyyin Al-Thawriyyin Al-'Araqiyyin

تنظيم الشيوعيين الثوريين العراقيين

IRC Tahsin Ali Ash-Shaikhli Communism
Leninist Group in the Iraqi Communist Movement Al-Fariq Al-Lenini Fi Al-Haraka Al-Shiyo'iya Al-'Araqia

الفريق اللينيني في الحركة الشيوعية العراقية

- Khalid Abdullah as-Salam

Khalil al-Jazairi

Communism
League of Iraqi Communists Al-Rabita Al-shiyo'iyyin Al-'Araqiyyin

رابطة الشيوعيين العراقيين

- Daud as-Sayegh Communism
Iraqi Communist Vanguard Organisation - - - Communism
Iraqi Communist Party of Daud as-Sayegh - - Daud as-Sayegh Communism
Iraqi Communist Party (Central Command) Widhat al-Qa'idah - Adil Abdul-Mahdi Communism
Ila al-Amam (Iraq) Ila al-Amam

إلى الأمام

Thunun Ayub

Yaqub Cohen

Communism
Arab Unity Party Hizb Al-Wahda Al-Arabiya

حزب الوحدة العربية

AUP Sobhi Abdul Hamid Left-wing politics
Arab Struggle Party Hizb Al-Kifah Al-Arabi

حزب الكفاح العربي

ASP - Nasserism
Arabic Toilers' Movement Harakt Al-Kadeheen Al-Arab

حركة الكادحين العرب

ATM Unknown; several Marxist-Leninist
Reconciliation and Liberation Bloc Kutla al-Musalaha wa't-Tahrir RLB Misha'an al-Juburi Secularism

Arab nationalism

Iraqi nationalism

Outlawed parties
Name(English) Name(Arabic) Acronym Leader Political position & ideologies
Hizb ut-Tahrir Hizb at-Tahrir

حزب التحرير

HT Ata Abu Rashta Islamism

Caliphalism

Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party in Iraq Hizb al-Ba‘th al-'Arabi al-Ishtiraki fi al-'Iraq

حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي في العراق

- Raghad Hussein Left-wing to right-wing

Saddamism

Al-Awda Al-Awda

العودة

- Mohammed Younis al-Ahmed Ba'athism

See also