Iranian expatriates cast their votes in presidential election

Paris, May 19, IRNA – Iranian expatriates in European countries, including France, Ireland, Norway, and Slovenia poured into polling stations on Friday to cast their votes in their country's 12th presidential elections.

In France, Iranian citizens in a huge turnout cast their votes in the ballot box established at the Islamic Republic of Iran’s embassy in Paris.

The 12th presidential election is underway on Friday May 19, in 310 polling stations in 102 countries.

The voting process in France is going on until 7 p.m. local time. Two polling stations have been set up in two cities, Paris and Cannes, for the France-based Iranians.

The candidates of Iran's presidential competition are incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, the Custodian of Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine Ebrahim Raeisi and former minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mostafa Aqa Mirsalim and former Minister of Physical Education Mostafa Hashemi Taba.

First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf were other presidential candidates who quit the presidential race to support their favorite candidates (Rouhani and Raeisi respectively).

In Norway, three polling stations in three cities Trondheim, Oslo and Bergen are ready for Iranians to cast their votes.

The polling station in Ireland is established at Iran’s embassy in the capital city, Dublin. Iran’s ambassador to Dublin Javad Kachoueian was the first person who cast his vote.

Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia was also the scene of voting for Iran’s presidential election today. In the city, voting process would continue until 6 pm local time.

Iran’s envoy to Slovenia Morteza Darzi Ramandi affirmed that all required coordination had been ensured in order to hold the election.