Larijani casts vote in presidential, local elections

IRNA – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani cast his vote in the 12th presidential and fifth city and village council elections in the holy city of Qom on Friday.

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).