Iranians living in Lebanon attended presidential stations set up in three cities in the Middle Eastern nation at 8am local time (9:30 Iran local time) on Friday.


The Lebanese capital city of Beirut, Baalbek and Nabatieh are the three cities in the country hosting Iranian presidential polling stations.

Iran presidential election is being held in 102 countries across the world.

Voting stations opened in Iran at 8am local time (03:30 GMT) on Friday for the 12th presidential and the fifth city and village council elections in about 63,500 polling stations.

The candidates vying for the presidential bid include, incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, the Custodian of Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine Ebrahim Raeisi and former minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mostafa Aqa Mirsalim and former Minister of Physical Education Mostafa Hashemi Taba.

First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf were the two presidential candidates who quitted the presidential race to support their favorite candidates (Rouhani and Raeisi, respectively).

Over 56 million Iranians are eligible to vote in Iran's 12th presidential elections, according to the Election Headquarters of the Interior Ministry.



IRNA