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Larijani: Mass turnout in elections to bring about fruitful results

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Qom, May 19, ICANA - Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said that mass turnout of Iranians in the elections would bring superior achievements to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM
Larijani: Mass turnout in elections to bring about fruitful results

Larijani made the remarks after casting his vote in the 12th presidential and fifth city and village council elections in a mosque in the holy city of Qom.

He added the presidential elections play a pivotal role in the development and progress of the country.

Parliament speaker underscored that people’s strong presence in the election could bring about security and deter the enemies’ threats in the chaotic regional situation.

Appreciating media’s efforts in covering the elections, Larijani expressed hope that the elections will be recorded in the history as the great Iranian nation’s support for the Islamic Republic.

Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide and in 102 countries.

According to the 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.

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

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).

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