Iraqis vote Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over ISIS. The balloting is expected to be a referendum on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s tenure and his pledge to be more inclusive of Iraq’s Sunni minority.
A member of Kurdish peshmerga casts her vote in Erbil on May 10, 2018. (Reuters)
Iraqi Kurds wave flags as they attend an electoral rally for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Erbil on May 10, 2018. (AFP)
People walk in front of the Sayyida Zeinab mosque on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on May 10, 2018, as Iraqi residents of Syria vote for the Iraqi parliamentary elections. (AFP)
The next government
An Iraqi resident of Syria shows his identity papers and his ink-stained index finger after voting in Sayyida Zeinab on the outskirts of Damascus on May 10, 2018. (AFP)