President Ahmadinejad casts vote

Iran Materials 15 December 2006 12:42 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday cast his vote in the 4th Assembly of Experts, the 3rd local councils and the second by-elections of the 7th Majlis elections.

The 4th Assembly of Experts and 3rd local councils elections started across the country at 09:00 hours local time (0530 GMT) simultaneously Friday.

The second by-elections of the 7th Majlis also started in three constituencies of "Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr", "Bam" and "Ahvaz" Friday.

The elections are the first being held during President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency, reports Trend.

Polling started in 63,377 stations inside the country.

Head of the elections headquarters, Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi, said over 46 million and 43 million people are eligible to vote at the Assembly of Experts as well as City and Village Councils elections, respectively.