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News number: 9203181466

18:50 | 2013-06-11

Politics

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Poll Results Suggest 67% Turnout in Upcoming Elections in Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Results of a recent opinion poll conducted in Iran suggested that around 67% of eligible voters will cast a vote in the country's presidential election on June 14.



The results of the survey conducted this week by the Iranian Students Polling Center (ISPA) showed that almost 67% of eligible voters in Iran have decided to participate in the presidential election.

The survey, conducted on 14,000 people in all cities and villages of Iran, found that 67.7% of respondents will or will most likely cast a vote on June 14.

53% of respondents were male and 47% were female.

According to the poll results, people in Iran's provinces of North Khorassan, Kohgilouye and Boyer Ahmad, Zanjan and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiyari will have maximum participation in the polling, respectively.

The 11th round of the presidential election and the 4th round of Islamic City and Village Councils election will be held in Iran on June 14.

Meantime, results of an earlier poll conducted by Fars Polling Center had suggested that around 70% of eligible voters will vote in the country's presidential election.

The results of the survey conducted on Ordibehesht 28 (May 18) showed that almost 70 % of eligible voters in Iran have decided to participate in the presidential election.

Iranian voters will go to over 66,000 polling stations inside and outside the country on June 14 to elect their next president.

Campaigning for the June 14 presidential election kicked off in Iran on May 22 after the Guardian Council released the list of 8 qualified candidates.

The eight qualified candidates represent a wide range of political streams from Principlists to reformers.

There are now 6 candidates left in the race after two of them quitted. They include Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, former SNSC Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rouhani, former Oil and Telecommunication minister Seyed Mohammad Qarazi, former Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee.

Campaigning will continue up to June 13, that is 24 hours before the start of the election.