Supreme Leader casts vote in presidential, local elections

Supreme Leader casts vote in presidential, local elections
Fri May 19, 2017 08:20:52

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei arrived in polling station No. 110 Friday morning and cast his vote in the 12th presidential and fifth city and village council elections.

(IRNA) -- Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide and in 102 countries.

Some 570 international journalists from 42 countries are covering the event in Iran.

According to reports, over 56 million of Iranians are eligible to go to the polls.
Out of the total eligible voters over 1.3 million are those who vote for the first time.

The presidential candidates include President Hassan Rouhani, Custodian of the Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine Ebrahim Raeisi, former minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mostafa Mirsalim and former Minister of Physical Education Mostafa Hashemi Taba.

First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf were other presidential candidates who quitted the presidential race to support their favorite candidates (Rouhani and Raeisi respectively).