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Iranians can vote in 11 polling stations in UK: Envoy

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Iranians can cast their votes in 11 polling stations across Britain and all preparations have been done for holding successful elections, Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad. He made the remarks in a message released on his page in telegram. “We will do our best to use the electoral competitions as an opportunity to show unity and consolidation among all Iranians”.The envoy added that his embassy is working with all Iranian cultural centers in the UK, including the Islamic and education centers as well as the students unions, for holding the election. ‘About 120 educated people and students would help the Iranian embassy for holding the election”, he noted. Baeedinejad said that 11 polling stations with 12 ballot boxes have been considered for Iranian to cast their votes. Six ballot boxes have been designated to five polling stations in the capital, London, and there will be also ballot boxes in Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds and Cardiff cities, he added. The ambassador said that all Iranian nationals can register for voting if they present credible passport or identity card. Ebrahim Raeisi, custodian of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine, Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, former minister of culture and Islamic guidance Mostafa Mirsalim and former minister of physical education Mostafa Hashemi Taba, as well as President Hassan Rouhani are the six candidates to run for presidency in the forthcoming presidential elections. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution which led to the fall of the Pahlavi regime, Iran has held one election each year on average, all of which have witnessed large turnout of the people.

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