Friday, May 19, 2017

Elections in Iran today

Iranians go to the polls today to elect a new president.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the highest directly elected official, the chief of the executive branch, and the second most important person after the Supreme Leader.

Fifty-five million people are entitled to vote today.

The current president, Hassan Rouhani is a candidate in today's election.

The Supreme Leader is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who succeeded Ayatollah Khomeini on his death in 1989.

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