President Hassan Rouhani said elections would foster hope and national confidence in the country, urging broad participation of people in the landmark political event on May 19.

President Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting attended by 170 Iranian lawmakers in Tehran.

He described the upcoming elections as special at the current regional and global situation.

President Rouhani expressed hope that the Iranian people would demonstrate their unity through massive turnout in the upcoming elections.

President Rouhani said so far elections have been held in Iran regularly, adding that even during the period of war the elections in the country did not stop.

Touching upon the current regional and global developments, he said people once again will display their unity in the Islamic Republic of Iran.


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