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Iraqis vote without foreign troops

Al-Maliki signals he’s willing to form coalition government

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 4:22 a.m.

Electoral workers at a polling center in Baghdad count ballots Wednesday under lamplight after power was cut to the building.

Electoral workers at a polling center in Baghdad count ballots Wednesday under lamplight after power was cut to the building.

Iraqis voted Wednesday in their first nationwide election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki confident of victory and offering an olive branch to his critics by inviting them to join him in a governing coalition.

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