Feb 21, 2020 10:42 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2020 01:59 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has cast his vote in the 11th Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, attended the central election headquarters in Tehran on Friday morning (21 February) to cast his vote in the 11th Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections.

After casting his vote at the Ministry of Interior's election headquarters, Hassan Rouhani also visited different parts of the Election Office.

Polling stations in 207 constituencies across Iran opened at 8:00 am local time. After the polls close, counting will begin straight away. 

Nearly 58 million people are eligible to vote on preselected lists of candidates in Iran's 11th parliamentary elections.

The Iranian Parliament, officially known as the Islamic Consultative Assembly, is a 290-seat legislative body with 207 constituencies. Its members are elected every four years, and former and current members can be re-elected.

On the other hand, the Assembly of Experts of the Leadership is a deliberative body of 88 theologians tasked with choosing the Leader of the Islamic Revolution. Members of the Assembly are elected every eight years.


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