Results of Iran’s presidential election to be announced gradually: Official
Iran’s Interior Ministry says the results of the country’s upcoming presidential election will be announced gradually, reversing an earlier decision to declare the outcome all at once.
According to Press TV, Head of the Interior Ministry’s Election Headquarters Mohammad Hossein Moqimi late Wednesday said “After getting the opinion of the Guardian Council and the resolution of a legal issue, the results of the vote counts in this election will be announced gradually.”
The Interior Ministry has estimated that the presidential election will not head into a second round as two candidates have abandoned their bids and some alliances have been formed to strengthen certain campaigns.
The electorate will choose among incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raeisi, who has served in different capacities at the Iranian Judiciary, Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, a current member of Iran’s Expedience Council, and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, a former Vice President.
On Tuesday, Es’haq Jahangiri, the Iranian First Vice President and presidential candidate, dropped out of the race to increase Rouhani’s chances of victory. Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf had done so earlier in favor of Raeisi.
Voters can cast their ballots at more than 63,000 stations and about 1.5 million staffers, 70,000 monitors and 350,000 security enforcement personnel will be assisting with the election process.
The candidates are also allowed to assign a representative to each polling station to observe the proceedings there.