Jun 18, 2021, 1:09 PM
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Hemmati casts vote in presidential, local elections

Tehran, June 18, IRNA – Former Governor of Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hammeti who is running for president said that he would put an end to international isolation of Iran, adding that he would pursue demands even if he failed to be elected.

Hemmati who was casting his vote said that people’s livelihood would be the first priority in his possible administration.

He underlined that he would be serving people by pursuing his campaign promises even if he couldn’t secure enough votes to win the election.

Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide and in 133 countries.

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

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

Presidential candidates include Expediency Discernment Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei Mirqaed, Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi, MP Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh, and former Governor of the Central Bank Abdolnaser 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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