Iraqis are set to head to the polls on May 12 for parliamentary elections. At the end of the ballot, the 329 members of parliament elected from party lists will be tasked with forming a government and electing a prime minister and president.
Men work on campaign posters of local candidates ahead of the parliamentary election, in Baghdad on April 14, 2018. (Reuters)
Hadi al-Ameri, head of the Badr organization and leader of Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary units, speaks during a campaign gathering in Basra on April 21, 2018. (AFP)