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  4/30/2014, Nissan 30, 5774

Iraqi Ballot Boxes Open; First Time Since US Army Retreat

The ballot boxes have opened in the first Iraqi federal elections since American troops retreated from their occupation of the area in 2011. Voters will elect 328 Parliament members out of 9,012 candidates.

Polls indicate that no single party is likely to win a majority vote and that the establishment of a government is likely to be met with challenges.