Iran’s Sunni leader calls for high turnout in elections
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:
Molavi AbdolHamid Ismaeelzahi, a senior Sunni religious leader in Iran, has called on his followers and all countrymen to demonstrate a high turnout in today’s presidential election.
Molavi AbdolHamid Ismaeelzahi said that Iranians must ignore “the enemy’s propaganda” and go to polling stations, IRNA news agency reported.
Speaking after casting his vote in a polling station in the Sunni-populated city of Zahedan in southeastern Iran, he mentioned that all Iranians should play their role in shaping the future of the country through participating in the election.
Polling for the 12th presidential election, in which incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is seeking reelection, kicked off at about 63,500 polling stations this morning.
According to Iranian sources, more than 56 million are eligible to vote in this round of elections which is the first since the country reached a landmark nuclear deal with the world in 2015.