Jun 18, 2021, 10:58 AM
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Iran presidential election polls open in Turkey

Ankara, June 18, IRNA – Iranians in Turkey can cast their votes in seven voting centers in several Turkish cities in the 13th presidential election as the voting polls in Turkey open.

Iran’s Embassy in Turkey announced that Iranians living in the country can vote in seven voting centers in Ankara, Istanbul, Trabzon, Erzurum, Izmirand, a moving poll in Antalya.

The voting polls opened at 8:00 am local time and will receive votes until 6:00 pm local time (13:00 UTC).

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 Central Bank 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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