Less than a week to Iran’s 11th presidential election

An Image showing people casting their votes during Iran’s 10th presidential election, June 2009

In less than a week Iranians will go to the polls and vote for their next president.

As the country’s 11th presidential election reaches its critical stage, the capital Tehran’s election administration officials have held a conference to discuss the rules and regulations governing the capital’s electoral polls. Iran’s Interior Minister, Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar discussed the Interior Ministry’s role in the election.

Tehran’s election administrators explained 200,000 election officials will observe the 66,000 polling stations throughout the country, 6,000 of whom have been designated to Tehran’s polling centers. Tehran’s governor, Morteza Tamadon, says 5,882 voting centers are designated to Tehran containing 11,959 ballot boxes.

With just days to Election Day, the candidates and their supporters have stepped up their campaigning. The candidates are attempting their last minute campaign strategies to the people’s votes. They are allowed to campaign until 24 hrs before the election on June 14th.

Alongside the 11th presidential election, Iran will also hold the fourth city and rural council elections. Tehran province official says over 7-thousand-five-hundred candidates have been approved to run in the elections

By Press TV


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