Iranian academician: Huge turnout shows people’s protest at current administration’s policies
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.15/ Trend F.Eminli/
The last turnout in the presidential election in Iran indicated that people protest at policies of the current administration, but they are still loyal to religious democracy and the Islamic Revolution's values, the Mehr News Agency quoted Iranian academician Emad Afroogh as saying.
He added that a more diverse range of candidates participated in the presidential election compared to the previous elections.
Once again, the Iranian nation renewed they allegiance to the leadership of the Supreme Leader, he said, hoping that the next administration would avoid extremism and benefit from all political figures in different levels.
The 11th presidential elections was officially held yesterday in Iran and 96 foreign countries. Over 50 million Iranians were eligible to take part in Friday's polls.
Due to high amount of people willing to leave their votes for the candidates, the time of the elections was extended several times, before the final closure of the polls.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. The Guardian Council has vetted the candidates for qualifications.