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Polls close, vote counting underway in Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 14:  Iranians show their finger after casting their vote in the first round of the presidential election at a polling station June 14, 2013 in Tehran, Iran. Four years after the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranians are voting to choose a new president in an election which reformists are hopeful that their sole candidate will win in the face of divided conservative ranks. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Vote counting is underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran after polls closed in a presidential election that saw four candidates, including incumbent Hassan Rouhani, competing for the post.

The polls closed at 24:00 local time (1930 GMT) on Friday after voting hours were extended several times. More than 56 million people were eligible to vote in the election. Preliminary results are expected to trickle in throughout the next hours.

The main competition was between Rouhani and Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, who is the current custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

This year’s presidential race also featured two low-key contenders – former deputy judiciary chief and member of Iran’s Expediency Council Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, and former vice president, Mostafa Hashemi-Taba.

Two more candidates, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, dropped out of the race on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Qalibaf withdrew candidacy in favor of Raeisi and Jahangiri pulled out in favor of Rouhani.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who cast his vote immediately after the polls opened, said, “Everyone should vote in this important election.”

The 5th Islamic City and Village Council Elections were also held across Tehran on Friday.

The competition in Tehran was between reformist candidates campaigning under the slogan of “Hope”, who had aligned themselves with Rouhani, and Principlists who make up the majority in the Islamic City Council of Tehran. 

Mohsen Hashemi, the son of the late Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was the main figure of the Hope list.

The principlist list was led by Mehdi Chamran, the current chairman of the Council.

Any group that wins most seats in the 21-member council can decide who will be Tehran’s next mayor.

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