Foreign media reporters widely cover presidential election in Iran

Tehran, June 18, IRNA – Several hundred international reporters are covering Iran’s presidential election in a way that the voting center in Hussainiya Ershad, known for its role in important social and political developments, saw a wide presence of foreign media waiting for the center to open.

The presence of reporters and the staff of Iranian and foreign media in Hussainiya Ershad is no less than the people who have made line to vote, IRNA correspondent reports from the location.

The tens-of-meters-long line of people is filled with people of different gender and age, women and men and the youth and the elderly, according to our correspondent.

Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide as well as in 133 countries across the world.

Some 500 international journalists from 226 foreign media are covering the event in Iran.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Interior, 59,310,307 Iranians are eligible to vote, out of which 1.3 million are first-voters and 3.5 million are Iranians abroad.

Presidential candidates include Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei Mirqaed, Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi, MP Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh and former CBI Governor Abdolnasser Hemmati.

Saeed Jalili, Mohsen Mehralizadeh and Alireza Zakani, three other presidential candidates, dropped out of the presidential race.

The 13th presidential election is held simultaneous with the sixth round of city and village councils elections, the first mid-term for 11th parliament’s by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth Assembly of Experts election.

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