Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.14/ Trend F.Eminli
Predicting the voting results of the presidential elections may provoke people, Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said, Fars news agency reported.
Najjar asked the candidates and media not to predict the results.
He went on to note that vote counting will start immediately after the polls close.
"The results will be gradually announced via the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting," he said.
Najjar went on to note that counting the votes will be faster than in the previous rounds of elections.
Iran's Interior Ministry said it is closely monitoring the process of voting and will take immediate action to investigate any suspected violation of law.
The 11th presidential elections have officially started today in Iran.
There are six candidates participating in the current presidential elections: Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.
The primary results of the June 14 presidential election will be announced by the Iranian Interior Ministry, and would be then approved by the Guardian Council.