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Photos: Election excitement in the streets of Tehran

Photos by ISNA photographers

In many Iranian cities, supporters of various presidential candidates have taken to the streets to campaign for their favorite candidate. These photos show the election excitement in Tehran which reached a high on Wednesday night.

Campaigning for the presidency and for City Council positions ended at 8 AM today, Thursday June 13, and candidates are no longer allowed to engage in any form of advertisement. According to elections laws, advertising must end 24 hours prior to the actual elections. The elections are set for Friday, June 14.

Eight men were approved by the Guardian Council to run for president, out of which two have dropped out of the race.


Fresh Iran Polls Hint At Clash Of Political Currents

- Two fresh opinion polls show Hassan Rohani, the candidate on whom many pro-reform elements in Iran are pinning their hopes, in a virtual tie with conservative candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf ahead of this week's presidential election. 6/13/13

Iranian Reformist Groups, Figures Rally Around Rohani

- Reports from Iran indicate that a wide range of reformist groups have announced their support for Hassan Rohani. The Islamic Iran Participation Front and the Association of Combatant Clerics as well as top government critics such as Ahmad Montazeri and Ali Motahari have lent their support to the Hassan Rohani campaign. 6/13/13

Little Real Choice for Iranians in Presidential Poll

- Iranians go to the polls Friday for the first round of a presidential election that analysts say pits hardliners against only slightly less hardline candidates. The experts believe that as a result, the outcome will make at most a difference in the tone of Iran's policies, but not the substance. -Al Pessin, VOA 6/13/13

Iran's Reformists Consolidate Behind Rohani, But Can He Win? - Iran's reformist movement is now backing a sole candidate: Hassan Rohani. But how far he can go in the June 14 election and how much he could realize reformists' hopes remain open questions. -Charles Recknagel, RFE 6/12/13


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