Jaded Iraqis trudge to polls as PM battles anti-Isis heroes

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Iranian-backed opposition and US favourite Haider al-Abadi fail to inspire voters

Under grey skies, along empty streets, Iraqis trickled to the polls on Saturday unconvinced that the leaders on offer can finally stabilise a country exhausted by war and dysfunction.

Before the voting, Iraq’s fourth national election since the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein had been hailed as its most instructive yet, a time when a long elusive calm could finally take root, now that the Islamic State terror group has been curbed.

The candidates, once they’re elected, they tend to forget about us and their promises

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