People’s vote defining in Iran: Judiciary Chief

People’s vote defining in Iran: Judiciary Chief

Iran’s Judiciary Chief who is also a presidential candidate said on Friday that the Islamic Republic is proud of the fact that people’s vote has a defining role in the governing system.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief who is also a presidential candidate said on Friday that the Islamic Republic is proud of the fact that people’s vote has a defining role in the governing system.

After casting his vote on Friday morning, Raisi made the remarks to reporters as a president hopeful, castigating western countries as the democracy purporters who only pretend to be respecting people’s votes.

He asked those responsible for running or supervising the voting centers to be trustworthy, urging people to vote, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity or political views.

Asked about the promises he would make if elected, Raisi said that he would keep all the promises he made during his campaign.

Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide as well as in 133 countries across the world.

Some 500 international journalists from 226 foreign media are covering the event in Iran.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Interior, 59,310,307 Iranians are eligible to vote, out of which 1.3 million are first-voters and 3.5 million are Iranians abroad.

Presidential candidates include Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei Mirqaed, Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi, MP Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh and former Governor of Iran's Central Bank Abdolnasser Hemmati. Saeed Jalili, Mohsen Mehralizadeh and Alireza Zakani, three other presidential candidates, dropped out of the presidential race.

The 13th presidential election is held simultaneous with the sixth round of city and village councils elections, the first mid-term for 11th parliament’s by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth Assembly of Experts election.

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