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Iran: turnout at 48.8%, the lowest ever

2021-06-23T21:53:26.350Z

48.8% of those eligible took part in yesterday's presidential elections in Iran, the lowest percentage since the birth of the Islamic Republic. This was announced by the Minister of the Interior. (HANDLE)



(ANSA) - TEHRAN, June 19 - Yesterday's presidential elections in Iran were attended by 48.8% of those eligible, the lowest percentage since the birth of the Islamic Republic.


   This was announced by the Minister of the Interior.


    Yesterday's was the lowest turnout recorded for a presidential election after the 50% in which Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was elected president for a second term in 1993.


    The lowest percentage ever for a consultation since the founding of the Islamic Republic in 1979 , had been the one for last year's parliamentary elections, amounting to just over 42%. (HANDLE).


Source: ansa

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