Iranians flood to polls for pivotal election

Iranians flood to polls for pivotal election

APTOPIX Mideast Iran Election

Obama’s speech seems to have been perfectly timed to increase electoral turnout in Iran:

Iranians have gone to the polls in large numbers today for a crucial presidential election that has polarised the country and unleashed mass opposition to the hardline incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

While there have been no official turnout figures, polling was extended for two hours, with voters at one polling station at a school in a wealthy suburb of north Tehran queueing around the block despite the blazing early afternoon sun – a scene repeated throughout the country.


Photo source: abc news


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