Middle East

Iraq counts votes as record abstentions deal blow to polls

An Iraqi electoral commission employee examines electronic counting machine print-outs in the central holy city of Najaf on May 13, 2018, for the special round of voting that took place for the police and military on May 10 in the country's first parliamentary election since declaring victory over Daesh. AFP / Haidar HAMDANI

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 14, 2018, on page 10.




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