The polls have closed in the parliamentary election in Iraq in what was the first ballot since the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011.
There was a low turnout on Wednesday as fresh waves of violence continued across the country.
While twenty-two million Iraqis were eligible to vote, turnout was around 60 percent, reported Agence France-Presse.
Iraqis are electing 328 parliament members from more than 9,000 candidates.
Waves of violence