Last weekend Iraqis voted for the first time since Iraq declared victory over ISIL in December. The campaigning reflected an Iraq tired of 15 years of violence, government corruption, and tensions tracing the country’s ethno-sectarian divisions. The run-up to the election was not without incident, however, as violence, voter eligibility confusion, and dissatisfaction with politicians likely contributed to 44% voter turnout, the lowest turnout rate since the ouster of Saddam Hussein. Moqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance won the most votes, followed by Hadi al-Amiri's Fatah Coalition, and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's Nasr Coalition coming in third. In an election where many called for moving forward, it’s telling that the victors are all familiar faces in Iraqi politics. Nonetheless, as these groups jostle to form a coalition government over the next few months, there exists an opportunity to take advantage of the relative unity felt after the country worked together to combat ISIL. Let’s hope this doesn’t become a wasted opportunity.