​Iranian embassies, consulates allowed to extend voting time

2021-06-18 20:31:51
​Iranian embassies, consulates allowed to extend voting time

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 expatriates have not yet voted and stay 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.

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.

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

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