Iranians living in Tajikistan voted on Friday in a presidential election runoff between Iran's former Health Minister Masoud Pezeshkian and former chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in two polling stations.

Iran PressAsia:  According to Iran Press News Agency from Dushanbe, compatriots residing in Tajikistan went to the polling stations at Iranian embassy in the capital and in the city of Roghun from the early hours of the voting process.

The Iranian population residing in Tajikistan is estimated to be around five hundred people, and some eligible voters were first-time voters at the polling stations.

Moreover, some Iranian mothers also attended the polling stations with their infants. Iranian Ambassador to Tajikistan Alireza Haghighian thanked the voters, especially the first-time voters, for their participation.

He also stated that voting in the election means taking part in determining the country's future and strengthening democracy, and that Iranians, by exercising this right, share in shaping the nation's destiny.


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