The content of this research relates to the basic criteria that should be taken into consideration during the selection of an electoral system for a country. These standards are based on international treaties, agreements and UN decisions. These standards are international standards that should be taken into consideration by the states during their selection of the electoral system. The selection process of the electoral system and the various ways of selection of the electoral system are affected according to the circumstances experienced by the country concerned. At the same time a number of suggestions are provided to the Iraqi legislators to consider in order to reform the current electoral system.