Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:
The official Iran Newspaper has estimated that 20 million voters by 16:00 local time (GMT+4:30) participated in the ongoing presidential election.
The newspaper through its official social media accounts has reported that 20 billion ballot papers have been used since 08:00 in the morning when the polling stations across the country opened.
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 election which is the first since the country reached a landmark nuclear deal with the world in 2015.