(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).