Jun 17, 2021, 5:13 PM
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Iranians to vote in 133 countries across world : FM spox

Tehran, June 17, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Thursday that Iranians living abroad would be able to vote in almost all countries across the world except for Canada, Yemen, and Singapore.

 Khatibzadeh wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday that Iranians will partake in the upcoming Presidential Elections in 133 countries.

He added that Iranians to vote in 234 polling stations across the world except for Canada ( where the government has denied them the chance), Yemen (War), and Singapore (Coronavirus outbreak).

Khatibzadeh later on dismissed some rumors about the process of Iran's elections in foreign countries and stressed that except for three countries, in all target countries where Iranians are present, the necessary arrangements have been made for holding elections.

He said that even in the US as a country which has no political relations with Iran, we have ballot boxes in 24 parts of the country.

Iran has negotiated with governments across Asia and in some European countries to get permission to instal one or two ballot boxes in accordance with the protocols of the host country and even in the UK, where the conditions are better, we will have 11 places including 5 polling stations in London and 6 ones in the whole England.

According to officialk statistics, out of over 59 million Iranians who are eligible to vote in the 2021 presidential election, over 1.3 million Iranians will be voting for the first time.

Accordingly,  59,310, 307 Iranians can cast votes in the forthcoming presidential election with over 1.3 million of them being first-voters, and except for Tehran, voting would be electronic in 24 provincial capitals, where no paper ballots or usual ballot boxes would be used.

More than 72,000 polling stations has been installed across the country.

Iran’s 13th presidential election will be held simultaneous with the sixth round of municipal council elections for the cities and villages, the first mid-term for 11th round of parliamentary by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth round of Assembly of Experts' election on June 18.

On May 25, Iran’s Ministry of Interior released the names of seven presidential hopefuls who have been qualified by the Guardian Council.

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