Jun 18, 2021, 7:33 PM
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Iran allows extension of voting time overseas

Tehran, June 18, IRNA – The overseas election headquarters issued a statement on extending voting time at foreign voting centers provisioned for the 13th presidential election in Iran.

The overseas election headquarters announced on Friday evening that all the envoys and heads of the Islamic Republic of Iran's overseas representatives have been given the authority to extend the voting time if the Iranian compatriots have not yet voted and remained at voting centers.

Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide, as well as in 133 countries. 59,310,307 Iranians are eligible to vote, from which 1.3 million are first-voters and 3.5 million are Iranian expatriates, according to statistics from the Ministry of Interior.

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

Presidential candidates include Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei Mirqaed, Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeesi, MP Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, 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 the 11th parliament’s by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth Assembly of Experts election.

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