Casting vote starts in Iran Kurdish region
Casting poll tarts in all Kurdish regions of Iran at 8 a.m. local time as the rest of the country goes to the polling stations elect the next president of the country and city and village councils.

The 12th presidential and the fifth city and village council elections are held on Friday in about 63,500 polling stations.

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.

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.

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News Code: 15972  |  Date: 2017/05/19  |  Time: 9 : 18

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