Abuja, Nigeria (IP) - Iranian citizens residing in Nigeria participated in the country's snap presidential election, casting their votes at the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the capital city of Abuja.

Iran PressAfrica: The election is being held less than 50 days after the tragic death of former President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, which has drawn the attention of Iranians living in different parts of Nigeria, including Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.

Voting began around 8:00 am local time, with Iranians undergoing the accreditation process before casting their ballots. The election features four presidential candidates, including Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the speaker of Iran's parliament, former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, heart surgeon Dr. Massoud Pezeshkian, and former interior minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi.

The participation of Iranians in Nigeria underscores the global reach of this pivotal election, as the country's diaspora plays a role in shaping the future leadership of Iran. The outcome of the vote will have far-reaching implications for Iran's domestic and foreign policies in the years to come.


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