Iranian Consulate in Azerbaijan forms polling station
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 / Trend , T.Jafarov/
A polling station was formed at the Iranian Consulate in Azerbaijan due to the presidential elections to be held in this country.
"The polling station will open on June 12 immediately after the election process will be launched and it will operate within 10 hours," Press Secretary of the Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan Abbas Isgandari told Trend on June 8.
The press secretary said they organized the election commission comprising 8 people and Ambassador Muhammad Bagir Bahrami is the chairman of the commission. "The commission represents employees of the embassy and famous Iranians living in Azerbaijan," he said.
Isgandari said 700 Iranian citizens attended the polling station in Azerbaijan in the previous presidential elections.
The presidential elections will be held in Iran on June 12. The incumbent President Ahmadinejad, former commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Mohsen Rezaee and Chairman of the National Trust Party Mehdi Karroubi and former Prime Minister of Iran Mir Hossein Mousavi were officially registered in Iran.
Iranian citizens living in 130 countries will participate in the elections. Therefore, under the conditions of the Election Code, 304 polling stations have been formed in foreign countries and 450,000 ballot papers have been sent to embassies and representations in these countries.
Iran holds presidential elections every four years. It is expected that roughly 1,000 Iranian citizens will attend the elections in Azerbaijan.