Iranian citizens in Azerbaijan vote in Iranian presidential elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 12 / Trend , T. Jafarov/
Iranian citizens in Azerbaijan are voting in Iranian presidential election in the polling stations in Baku and Nakhchivan.
Polling stations are opened at embassy's consulate and Consulate General in Nakhchivan.
"The polling station opened as soon as the vote started and it will operate for 10 hours," Iranian embassy spokesperson Abbas Isgandari told Trend .
He said a commission of eight people has been launched at the embassy. The commission is led by ambassador Mahammad Bagir Bahrami. "The commission includes embassy's workers and well-known Iranians living in Azerbaijan," he said.
Isgandari said 700 Iranian citizens voted in polling station in Azerbaijan in the previous presidential elections.
Iran is holding presidential elections today. Former Speaker Mehdi Karroubi, Former Prime Minister Mir Hussein Moussavi, Head of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (Sepah) Mohsun Rezai and incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are running for president.
Iranian citizens in 130 countries worldwide will vote. Under Election Code, 304 polling stations have been opened in foreign countries. As many as 450,000 ballot papers have been sent to embassies.
Iran holds presidential elections every four years. The embassy said 1,350 Iranian citizens are illegible to vote in Azerbaijan.
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