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Iranians in India participate in presidential election, envoy praises New Delhi for facilitating and holding the polls
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Iranians in India participate in presidential election, envoy praises New Delhi for facilitating and holding the polls

| @indiablooms | 29 Jun 2024, 06:34 pm

Iranian nationals in India voted to elect a new President as polling was held in several parts of the country on Friday.

Iran voted on Friday to elect a new president following the death of Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash in May.

Voters are given a candidate choice of four leaders close to the country's  Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The candidates were identified as Masoud Pezeshkian, Saeed Jalili, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, and Mostafa Pourmohammadi.

In India, the voting was held in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Pune.

Iran's Ambassador to India Iraj Elahi thanked New Delhi for facilitating and holding the election for the national on Indian soil.

Elahi told ANI, “Iranians will elect their president according to the Constitution of Iran, by the direct vote of the people. Four people are competing for the post. I think it will strengthen the sovereignty of Iran, internally and internationally. I thank the Indian government for facilitating and holding this election in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Pune… We hope that in the new government of Iran, the bilateral relations between India and Iran will strengthen.”

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