Iranians vote for new President

Millions of voters across Iran have begun casting their ballots in the country’s presidential elections.

The election will decide a successor to outgoing leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Polls across Iran opened at 08:00 local time  and are due to close at 18:00. Some 50m people are eligible to cast their ballots, according to BBC.

Ahead of the election, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei called on all Iranians to vote.

“Whoever is elected, if he enjoys a strong and overwhelming vote, he will be able to stand up against enemies and aggressors more properly,” Ayatollah Khamenei’s website quoted him as saying.

No foreign observers will be monitoring the poll.

Show More
Back to top button