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Iran extends presidential voting by another two hours - state TV
May 19, 2017 / 3:53 PM / in 7 months

Iran extends presidential voting by another two hours - state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran extended polling in its presidential election by another two hours on Friday because many voters were still queued to cast their ballots, state television reported.

A voter casts his ballot during the presidential election in a Jewish and Christian district in the center of Tehran, Iran, May 19, 2017. TIMA/via REUTERS

“Polling hours have been extended by two more hours until 10 p.m. (1730 GMT),” it 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; editing by Mark Heinrich

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