Iran urges voters to take part in Friday’s presidential election

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Iran urges voters to take part in Friday’s presidential election” – below is their description.

    #Iran’s president appealed to voters to set aside their grievances and take part in a presidential election on Friday that record numbers of people are expected to boycott due to economic hardship and frustration with hardline rule. Hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim #Raisi and moderate former Central Bank governor Abdolnaser Hemmati are the main contenders after the hardline Guardian Council disqualified several prominent candidates from running and others quit.

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