۳۰ تیر ۱۴۰۳ |۱۳ محرم ۱۴۴۶ | Jul 20, 2024
News ID: 367662
28 June 2024 - 08:42
iran

Polling stations have opened across Iran and other stations for expats across the globe as the Iranians are heading to elect a new president to replace martyr President Ebrahim Raisi.

Hawzah News Agency- Head of Iran's election headquarters said Thursday that as many as 61,452,321 people are eligible to vote in tomorrow's snap presidential elections.

Shahcheraghi had previously said that around 60,000 polling stations have been set up for Friday's presidential elections.

He added that equipment and facilities have been dispatched to the country's provinces and necessary measures have been taken to ensure a smooth voting process.

Meanwhile, the elections headquarters said in a statement released on Thursday evening that the polls open at 8 a.m. The voters will need IDs to be able to cast their votes at the polling stations, the headquarters stressed.

Moreover, the secretary and spokesperson for the Election Headquarters, Mohsen Eslami, elaborated that “a total of 58,640 polling stations have been anticipated across the country, of which 24,522 are urban stations and 24,118 are rural,” during an interview with Iranian state TV.

He further mentioned that 43,425 of these stations will be stationary, while 15,215 will be mobile, and an additional 340 polling stations have been set up across around 100 countries for Iranian voters living abroad.

This follows an earlier announcement by the National Election Headquarters that candidate Alireza Zakani has withdrawn from the presidential race, making him the second candidate to withdraw after Amir-Hossein Ghazi-Zadeh Hashemi on 26 June.

The four remaining candidates are Masoud Pezeshkian, Mustafa Pour-Mohammadi, Saeed Jalili, and Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf.

The presidential elections, scheduled for June 28, come under extraordinary circumstances following the tragic death of President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage in a helicopter crash on May 19. The crash occurred in Iran’s northwestern mountainous region, leaving a significant leadership void.

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