Polls close in Iraq following election-day violence





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Published on Apr 30, 2014

Polls have closed in Iraq's first national election since US forces withdrew in 2011.

Prime minister Nuri al-Maliki was among the first to vote. He's seeking a third term in office, amid rising violence in the west of the country where Sunni Muslim militants are battling the Iraqi military.

Maliki, a Shi'ite Muslim, has been accused of aggravating sectarian splits and trying to consolidate power.

Voting went with few hitches in the capital Baghdad, where military checkpoints could be seen clo...
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