Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
The voting hours of Iran’s ongoing presidential election has been extended by two hours, Iran's Interior Ministry announced.
The Iranian Interior Ministry’s State Elections Committee extended the voting hours till 20:00 local time (GMT +4:30 hours) by order of Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, the Islamic Republic’s interior minister.
The election started on May 19 at 8:00 local time. There are about 56 million eligible Iranians and they can vote at one of 63,500 polling stations across the country.
Around 14,000 mobile ballot boxes have been also prepared for inaccessible and rural areas.
There are four candidates seeking presidency in the polls, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi, Mostafa Hashemitaba, and Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim.
Iran’s interior ministry extends voting hours
19 May 2017 18:01 (UTC+04:00)