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Iraq's election takes the country's temperature post-ISIS

Women and children sit on a curb next to a building
Voters wait outside a polling station in Erbil, Iraq. Photo: Younes Mohammed/Getty Images

Polls have closed in Iraq's first national parliamentary election since the defeat of ISIS, and voter turnout was markedly low, reports the AP.

The big picture: The election is "a litmus test for the mood of the country in the wake of a tumultuous few years," former Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Rend al-Rahim writes for the Atlantic Council. Results will trickle in over the next 48 hours.