Parliamentary, Assembly of Experts elections going on across Iran

The 11th parliamentary elections and the mid-term election for the Assembly of Experts is underway in Iran on Friday with people from all walks of life enthusiastically participating in it from all parts of the country.

Voters are to elect 290 lawmakers and seven members of the Assembly of Experts by their ballot papers.

The parliamentary election is being held nationwide while the mid-term Assembly of Experts election takes place in five provinces of Tehran, Qom, North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi and Fars.

Based on a report from Tehran election headquarters, over nine million people are eligible to vote in today's elections in the Iranian capital.

Overall, more than 57 million people from across Iran are eligible to vote.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stressed on Tuesday that during the upcoming elections, like the previous instances of the anniversary of the Revolution and the commemoration of Lt General Qasem Soleimani, the enemy will fail once again in disappointing Iranian youth.

Nearly 58 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the current elections, some 3 million of them casting their votes for the first time as they have turned 18 which is the legal age for casting votes in Iran.

More than 54,000 voting stations have been set up across the country, some 40,000 of which are fixed stations while the rest are mobile ones.  

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