Jun 18, 2021, 1:13 PM
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Presidential candidate Ghazizadeh casts vote

Tehran, June 18, IRNA – MP Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi who is running for president cast his vote in the 13th presidential in a voting center in Mashhad city on Friday.

Ghazizadeh joined to long line of people waiting to cast their votes in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in Mashhad to cast his ballot in an election in which he is also a candidate.

Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide as well as 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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