Jun 18, 2021, 5:20 PM
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Envoy terms election as most beautiful image of rule of people

Tehran, June 18, IRNA – Iranian ambassador to Kuwait Mohammad Irani said on Friday that election is the most beautiful image of rule of people.

He made the remarks as nationwide elections are being held across Iran and in more than 130 Iranian embassies and consulates abroad as well.

The ambassador said he was sure that the large turnout of people will accelerate the process of lifting the sanctions on the country and help defeat the economic war.

The government has made every effort to hold the elections in a sound and fair atmosphere, Irani said.

He also hailed the presence of Iranian people residing in Kuwait at the polling stations despite the hot weather.

The elections kicked off on Friday June 18 at 7:00 a.m. local time, which is going to last until 12:00 pm. It is possible that the voting hours are extended to 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

Mohsen Rezai Mirghaed, Ebrahim Rais al-Sadati known as Raisi, Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi and Abdolnasser Hemmati compete in the presidential election.

Simultaneously, the 13th presidential election, the sixth round of city and village councils elections, the first by-election of the 11th Islamic Consultative Assembly in six electoral districts including Tehran, Tafresh, KabudarAhang, Gachsaran, Astaneh Ashrafieh and Miyaneh, as well as the second by-election of the fifth Assembly of Experts in four electoral districts of Tehran, Qom, Khorasan Razavi and Mazandaran are being held on Friday.

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