An Iraqi security member casts his vote at a polling station two days before polls open to the public in a parliamentary election in Baghdad, Iraq May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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Around 1 million soldiers, police and other security personnel voted across Iraq Thursday in the first national elections since the country declared victory over Daesh (ISIS). Servicemen wearing uniforms queued up to cast their ballots two days before the rest of the country heads to the polls for parliamentary elections Saturday.Overall, 24.5 million voters are registered for the elections, with some of the roughly 1 million Iraqi voters living abroad casting their ballots Thursday.Polling stations have been set up in 21 countries, according to the electoral commission.
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