Governorate council elections were held in Iraq on 30 January 2005, the same day as the elections for the transitional Iraqi National Assembly. Each province has a 41-member council, except for Baghdad, whose council has 51 members.
A summary of the results by governorate was:
|al-Anbar||Maamoon Sami Rasheed al-Alwani||IIP|
|Arbil||Nawzad Hadi Mawlood||KDP|
|Babil||Salem al-Saleh Meslmawe||SCIRI|
|Dhi Qar||Aziz Kadum Alwan al-Ogheli||SCIRI|
|Diyala||Hameed al-Mula al-Tamimi||Badr|
|Kirkuk||Abdul Rahman Mustafa||PUK|
|Maysan||Adil Mahwadar Radi||Sadrists|
|al-Muthanna||Muhammad Ali Hassan Abbas al-Hassani||SCIRI|
|Najaf||Asaad Abu Gilel al-Taie||SCIRI|
|Ninawa||Usama Yousif Kashmula||Independent|
|al-Qadisiyyah||Khalil Jalil Hamza||SCIRI|
|Salah ad-Din||Hamed Hamood Shekti al-Qaisi||unknown|
|as Sulaymaniyah||Dana Ahmed Majid||PUK|
|Wassit||Latif Hamid Turfa||Sadrists|
The council elected Maamoon Sami Rasheed al-Awani as governor.
The council elected Salem al-Saleh Meslmawe as the governor.
|Baghdad Peace||Islamic Dawa Party
Islamic Dawa Iraq
|National Democratic Alliance||46,265||2|
|Iraqi Communist Party||36,713||2|
|National Independent Cadres and Elites||Sadr Movement||35,441||1|
|Independent al-Baya Gathering||34,366||1|
The council elected SCIRI member, Hussain al-Tahan as governor.
The council elected Fadhila member Mohammed al-Waili as governor. In April 2007, SIIC successfully brought a no-confidence motion against Waili. This dismissal was ratified by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in July. 
The council elected Aziz Kadum Alwan al-Ogheli, a SCIRI member, as governor.
|Coalition of Islamic & National Forces in Diyala||SCIRI
Islamic Dawa Party
|Iraqi Islamic Party||55,960||14|
|Kurdish Arabic Turkmen Democratic Coalition - Diyala Governorate||KDP
The council elected SCIRI member Uqeil al-Khazaali as governor.
The Governorate Council elected SCIRI member Mohammed Ali al-Hasani as the provincial Governor, and an Islamic Dawa Party member, Ahmad Marzouq Salal as the council president. al-Hasani was assassinated in August 2007 in an attack blamed on the Mahdi Army, and the council elected Marzouq his successor, with an SCIRI member becoming the council president. 
The council elected SCIRI member Asaad Abu Gilel al-Taie as governor.
The council voted for the independent Sunni Arab, Duraid Mohammed Kashmula, to continue as governor. His brother, Usama Yousif Kashmula, had been appointed as governor of Ninawa Governorate in 2003 by the Coalition Provisional Authority, and Duraid succeeded Usama after he was assassinated in July 2004. 
The Governorate Council chose SCIRI members Khalil Jalil Hamza as the governor and Sheikh Hamid al-Khodari as council president. Hamza was assassinated in August 2007 in an attack blamed on the Mahdi Army. al-Khodari was elected to replace Hamza as governor. 
|List of the Unified Democratic Coalition in Salah al-Din Governorate||Kurdistan Democratic Party
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
|Liberation & Reconciliation Gathering||17,017||6|
|Coalition for Iraqi National Unity||13,321||5|
|Iraqi Turkmen Front||14,917||5|
|Iraqi National Accord||Iraqi Islamic Party
Iraqi National Dialogue Council
|Islamic Da'awa Party||8,691||3|
|National Iraqi Gathering||8,641||3|
|Gathering of Independents in Salah al-Din||4,739||2|
|National al-Risaliya List||Sadrist Movement||6,133||2|
The council elected Hamed Hamood Shekti al-Qaisi as governor.
|Iraqi Elites Gathering||Sadr Movement||185,813||31|
|Shi'ite Political Council||SCIRI
|Gathering of the Independents in Wasit||16,518||3|
|Iraqi Communist Party||12,780||2|
|Democratic Iraq Gathering||9,010||1|
The council elected Latif Hamid Turfa, a Sadrist, as governor.
|Kurdistan Democratic Party||347,772||23|
|Patriotic Union of Kurdistan||244,343||16|
|Islamic Union of Kurdistan||22,523||1|
|Islamic Group of Kurdistan||18,781||1|
|Kurdistan Democratic Party||302,133||33|
|Islamic Union of Kurdistan||35,675||4|
|Patriotic Union of Kurdistan||35,483||4|
The council elected KDP member Tamar Ramadan as governor.
|Patriotic Union of Kurdistan||485,718||28|
|Kurdistan Democratic Party||91,578||5|
|Islamic Union of Kurdistan||75,008||5|
|Islamic Group of Kurdistan||53,088||3|
|Kurdistan Communist Party||8,192||0|
The council elected PUK member Dana Ahmed Majid as governor.