Iran polling centres to stay open into the night amid low voter turnout

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Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election dominated by a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after authorities disqualified nearly all of his strongest competition, leading to what appeared to be a low turnout fueled by apathy and calls for a boycott. FRANCE 24’s James Andre tells us more.

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