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Iran: Khamenei voted, presidential elections begin

2021-06-22T00:59:01.801Z

With the vote of the Supreme Guide, the polls have officially opened. Three candidates in the running, the results expected on Saturday afternoon (ANSA)



With the vote of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the polls for the presidential elections in Iran have officially opened.

There are about 60 million voters who will be able to express their preference by Iranian midnight (9.30 pm Italian time) but it is not excluded that the operations may continue for another two hours. The results are expected on Saturday afternoon, according to local authorities. Three candidates remain in the running, after the withdrawal on the eve of the other 4 admitted by the Guardian Council, all men, out of the almost 600 initial aspirants: the ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi, head of the judiciary, the former commander of the Pasdaran, Mohsen Rezai , of the same camp, and the governor of the central bank, the moderate Abdolnaser Hemmati. 


Source: ansa

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