More than 24 million Iraqis are expected to cast their votes Saturday, to elect 329 members of parliament, in a mixed power sharing ballot that secure relative quotas.
Facts and numbers of the major legislative elections brought in after the 2003 US-led invasion, and the defeat of ISIS in the country:
Iraqi children imitate their parents by showing their ink-stained index fingers after the couple voted at a polling station in the southern city of Basra on May 12, 2018. Iraq headed to the polls for its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State group, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace and rebuild. (AFP)
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani casts his vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Erbil, Iraq May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari