Friday, 19 may, Iran held presidential elections. In the country opened about 63 thousand polling stations. Have the right to vote approximately 56 million people, according to IRNA.
In the first round there are four candidates: the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ibrahim Raisi, former Vice President Mostafa Hashemi-Taba and the candidate of the conservatives Mostafa Agha Mirsalim.
The favorites of the race are Hassan Rouhani and Ibrahim Raisi.
If none of them will score in the first round more than 50% of the votes, a week later held a second round involving the two candidates with the highest number of votes, reminds RIA Novosti. According to opinion polls, are planning to vote two-thirds of Iranian citizens.
Simultaneously with presidential in Iran held elections to municipal councils and elections to the Parliament.
To ensure security on election day, involved about 300 thousand employees of law enforcement and military.
Recall that, according to the Iranian Constitution, the President is the second highest official after the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic. He is responsible for the observance of the Constitution and is managed by the Executive authorities in all spheres of state administration, except those that are directly attributed to the conduct of the Supreme Ayatollah. The President is elected for four years by direct vote – no more than two consecutive terms.