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Iran election: Report from the scene – 1

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 17- In the opening hours of Iran’s presidential elections many voting booths are reported to have low turnouts and in some cases were empty. Tehran’s voting stations in Ashrafi-Isfahani Falak Dovom Sadeqiyeh, Payambar, and Shahrak Jandarmeri roads and in the vicinity of Marzdaran Boulevard were all reported to be empty of voters, yet with heavy police presence, according to eye-witnesses reporting at 09:20 Tehran time. Iran Focus

Tehran, Jun. 17- In the opening hours of Iran’s presidential elections many voting booths are reported to have low turnouts and in some cases were empty.

Tehran’s voting stations in Ashrafi-Isfahani Falak Dovom Sadeqiyeh, Payambar, and Shahrak Jandarmeri roads and in the vicinity of Marzdaran Boulevard were all reported to be empty of voters, yet with heavy police presence, according to eye-witnesses reporting at 09:20 Tehran time.

Friday’s are Islamic Iran’s traditional week-end.

In southern Tehran’s Khash district’s sixth voting station some 50 people had queued to vote.

In the capital’s southern district of Naziabad, the main voting station was in Malek-Ashtar Zakariya-Razi School. One eye-witness reported at 9 a.m. that the school premises were virtually empty, with only a number of teachers and security personnel present. No students were seen.

Banab Mosque in Tehran’s western Mehrabad district was another election site. At 9 a.m. some six people were seen standing outside the Mosque along with two members of the State Security Forces. One resident, speaking out of his balcony said that the route was emptier than usual days.

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