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Early Results Show Record-High Turnout in Iran’s Election

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Iranian girls at the 22 Bahman 2017 rally. Photo: Mohammad Hasanzade / Tasnim News Agency.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – While the Iranian Interior Ministry is busy counting the ballots in presidential election around six hours after conclusion of the polls, early results suggest that the voter turnout is as high as 70 percent.

Authorities say the official statistics are going to be released soon.

Unofficial reports suggest that around 6 million people have attended the polls in the Province of Tehran alone.

More than 56,400,000 Iranian people were eligible to vote. 40 million voters would then translates into a turnout of around 71 percent.

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Tasnim News Agency

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