234 polling stations to be available for Iranians abroad amid presidential election
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jun. 14
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
As many as 234 polling stations are planned to be available in the foreign countries in connection with the presidential election in Iran on June 18, 2021, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Saeed Khatibzadeh said at a press conference, Trend reports citing the ministry.
The spokesman noted that there are 3.5 million voters outside Iran and more than 600,000 ballots have been sent to diplomatic missions, so far.
Khatibzadeh added that the voting will be possible in almost all countries except three.
As reported, there are seven candidates running for the presidency in Iran.
- Saeed Jalili (former Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran)
- Ebrahim Raisi (Chief Justice of Iran),
- Mohsen Rezaee (Secretary of Expediency Discernment Council of Iran),
- Alireza Zakani (former MP),
- Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi (Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament),
- Mohsen Mehralizadeh (former governor of Isfahan Province),
- Abdulnasser Hemmati (Director General of the Central Bank of Iran).
Thus, 5 candidates of the Conservative faction and 2 candidates of the Reformist faction are running for the presidency in Iran.
The pre-election campaign started from May 25 and will continue until June 16, 2021. There are 31 provinces and 450 counties in Iran. A total of 59.3 million voters can participate in the 13th presidential election in Iran.