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A look at Iran's election, which will see vote for president

By The Associated Press
Updated: June 18, 2021 04:40 AM
Created: June 17, 2021 03:01 AM

A look at some of the numbers that explain Iran's upcoming presidential election:

? More than 59 million eligible voters in Iran, a nation home to over 80 million people;

? Seven presidential candidates approved by Iran's Guardian Council to run out of 592 who registered, with three later dropping out;

? Zero women out of the 40 who registered approved to run for the presidency;

? Four-year term for an elected Iranian president;

? Two terms in a row is the maximum any Iranian president can serve;

? 44% turnout projected by the state-linked Iranian Student Polling Agency, which would be a historic low amid a lack of enthusiasm by voters and the coronavirus pandemic;

? 73% turnout in Iran's last presidential election in 2017;

? Over 50% is the amount of the vote a front-runner must win in order to avoid a runoff election - and there's only been one runoff in 2005 since the 1979 Islamic Revolution;

? Six seats will be filled by voters for Iran's Assembly of Experts, which appoints the country's supreme leader;

? Six seats will be filled by voters for Iran's parliament; and

? Nearly 200,000 seats on city and local councils across the country also will be selected by voters.


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