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Iraq PM encourages voting in first election since US withdrawal

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Iraq PM encourages voting in first election since US withdrawal

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Iraq goes to the polls in the first election since US forces pulled out of the country three years ago.

Security is extremely tight as Iraq is going through its worst period of sectarian violence in years.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wants to secure a third term despite a growing insurgency in the east:

“I call upon all Iraqis to go to ballot boxes and participate in large numbers in the election because those who take part in the election have a right to monitor and ask questions,” he urged.