​Iranians vote in presidential election in South Africa

2021-06-18 18:45:46
​Iranians vote in presidential election in South Africa

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken all necessary measures and predictions, especially in strict observance of health protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic, so that voters can take part in the election with full confidence, the ambassador noted.

Agha-Ja'fari also wrote on his Instagram page that he inspected a polling station in Johannesburg, adding that voting process in three polling stations in South Africa, including in cities of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town, started this morning.

The ambassador cast his vote in the 13th presidential election in Johannesburg in the morning.

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

Some 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.

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.

Presidential candidates include Expediency Discernment Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei Mirqaed, Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi, MP Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh and former Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati. Saeed Jalili, Mohsen Mehralizadeh and Alireza Zakani, are three other presidential candidates, who dropped out of the presidential race.

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