An Iraqi man in a wheelchair casts his vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Mosul, Iraq May 12, 2018. (REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily)
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Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since the declaration of victory over Daesh (ISIS).Another key player in the vote is Influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. He commanded fighters in the war against Daesh and headed a powerful militia that fought U.S. forces in Iraq before that, but his election campaign has focused on social issues and eliminating government corruption.The vote will be conducted electronically for the first time in an effort to reduce fraud and polling centers have been set up for many of the country's 2 million people who remain displaced by the war against Daesh.
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