Iran elections: Polls open, amid uncertainty

Tehran- voting for 290-member Iranian parliament commenced on Friday, despite the concerns for the low turn-out of voters. The voting started at 8.am local time in 55,000 polling stations.
Ayatollah Ali Khomeini was among the first voter to cast his vote in Tehran.

He prompted the citizens to participate in the voting to protect the “national interests”.

As per official figures, about 58 million people are entitled to cast vote and elect representatives from more than 250 parties.
Owing to the refusal of nominating several candidates by the Guardian council of the constitution in Iran, it is suspected that the voter turn-out will be lower.
The voter turn-out is expected to be lower due to cases of coronavirus reported in Iran this week.–Worldwide News

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