Iranians are voting on Friday in a parliamentary election unlikely to change the Islamic Republic’s troubled relations with the United States, after thousands of candidates were barred from the field in favor of hardliners.
Iran extended parliamentary election voting by two hours because of a “rush of voters,” but a video circulated online showing a low turnout. “No queue here, only three people voted in the center of Kawthar mosque,” the man in the video says. https://t.co/EAl4kUcmem pic.twitter.com/USQxFgo8ac— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) February 21, 2020
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Video from earlier in the day shows Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei casting his ballot in the country’s parliamentary election, saying it is a “religious duty to vote.”#IranElectionshttps://t.co/EAl4kUcmem pic.twitter.com/nvmZwJwmy8— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) February 21, 2020