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Iran extends voting due to 'rush of voters': state TV
May 19, 2017 / 1:36 PM / in 5 months

Iran extends voting due to 'rush of voters': state TV

Voters arrive to cast their ballots during the presidential election in a Jewish and Christian district in the centre of Tehran, Iran, May 19, 2017. TIMA/via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran extended voting by two hours on Friday because of a “rush of voters” in the presidential election, state television reported.

“Polling hours have been extended by two hours until 8 p.m. (1530 GMT),” state TV quoted the interior ministry as saying. Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (0330 GMT) and had been due to close at 6 p.m. (1330 GMT).

Writing by Parisa Hafezi

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