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    All Four Candidates for Iranian Presidency Cast Ballots

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    Over 63,000 polling stations opened in Iran, with about 56 million registered voters and all four candidates for Iranian presidency cast their ballots in the presidential election, according to correspondent's report.

    TEHRAN (Sputnik) — All four candidates for Iranian presidency have already cast their ballots in the presidential election, Sputnik correspondent reported Friday.

    On Friday, over 63,000 polling stations opened in Iran, with about 56 million registered voters. Apart from the presidential election, Iran holds elections to city and village councils as well as Parliament's midterm election.

    Four candidates are running for presidency, namely, incumbent President Hasan Rouhani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Ayatollah Ebrahim Raeisi, former Vice President Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, and head of the Islamic Coalition Party’s Central Council Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim.

    The candidate who receives over 50 percent of votes, will become the next Iranian president. However, in case no candidate crosses the threshold, Iran will have to hold another round of election.


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