Iran-Presidential Election/Voting

Iran starts voting for 12th presidential election

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Teheran, Iran - May 19, 2017
1. Voters casting ballots
2. Voter filling in on ballot
3. Voters casting ballots
4. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Parnian, voter (full name not given):
"The nuclear deal is very important for us all. The main reason I came to vote is to make the agreement stay intact. We cannot let the sanctions roll back again. I'm studying arts, and sanctions impact us a lot. We could not even obtain some of the painting materials."
5. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mina, voter (full name not given):
"Our economy is not good. We hope the new government can take economic development as their foremost task. People are suffering from bad economy, especially low employment rate."
6. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Arman, voter (full name not given):
"I hope the next government can create more jobs for college graduates like me so that we can find jobs quickly. This is our main concern."
7. Various of voters in queue
8. Various of voters gesturing to camera
9. Various of voters filling in ballots

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Over 63,000 polling stations opened early on Sunday to eligible Iranian voters for the 2017 general elections which includes the first presidential election since the landmark nuclear agreement in 2015.

The presidential election was officially commenced by Iran's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.

Voters are to choose from the four candidates of Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi, Mostafa Agha-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi Taba. These four were pronounced by the interior minister on Thursday for the presidential election.

Some 56 million Iranians are eligible for voting and a turnout of 70 percent is expected.

Voters are comparing the four candidates judging by their campaign platforms. Economy, people's livelihood and foreign policy are the main public concerns.

"The nuclear deal is very important for us all. The main reason I came to vote is to make the agreement stay intact. We cannot let the sanctions roll back again. I'm studying arts, and sanctions impact us a lot. We could not even obtain some of the painting materials," said voter Parnian.

"Our economy is not good. We hope the new government can take economic development as their foremost task. People are suffering from bad economy, especially low employment rate," said voter Mina.

"I hope the next government can create more jobs for college graduates like me so that we can find jobs quickly. This is our main concern," said voter Arman.

Earlier surveys about public opinions show incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is slightly in front of conservative Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranian electoral decree stipulates any candidate who takes over half of the votes wins the election. A second-round runoff has to be scheduled should neither candidate gets over the threshold of 50 percent. The top two voter getters will go to the runoff polls.

Provisional results of Friday's elections will be known by midday Saturday.

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  • ID : 8050924
  • Published : 2017-05-19 16:37
  • Last Modified : 2017-05-20 15:08:33
  • Location : Teheran,Iran
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 1'36
  • Audio Language : Farsi/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
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  • Published : 2017-05-20 15:02
  • Last Modified : 2017-05-20 15:08:33
  • Location : طهران,إيران
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 1'36
  • Audio Language : الصوت الطبيعي/ اللغة الفارسية
  • Source : تلفزيون الصين المركزي
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