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08:15  19 june  2021
08:15  19 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Iran in 2021. However, the elections can be held earlier under exceptional circumstances, such as the deposition, resignation or death of the president .

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran ’s judiciary chief, is expected to secure a comfortable win, with most political heavyweights barred from running. Polling stations opened across Iran on Friday, with around 60 million people eligible to vote. The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was the first to cast a ballot, as he The outgoing president , Hassan Rouhani, called on citizens to “make our friends… all Iranians happy and our enemies disappointed,” by showing a high turnout. The election is not expected to hold much intrigue, with Iran ’s judiciary chief and close ally of Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, projected to

Ce 19 juin, les Iraniens attendent de connaître les résultats de l'élection présidentielle qui s'est tenue le vendredi 18 juin. Le grand favori est le candidat ultra-conservateur Ebrahim Raïssi qui pourrait avoir bénéficié d’un taux d'abstention record avoisinant les 60%. © AFP - Atta Kenare This June 19, Iranians are waiting to know the results of the presidential election held on Friday, June 18th. The big favorite is the ultra-conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisssi who could have received a record abstention rate nearly 60%.

Iranians expect this Saturday, June 19 to know the results of the presidential election held on Friday, June 18th. Great vote Favorite, the Ultra-Conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisssi could have received a record rate of abstention around 60%, according to some polls. Between a deep disillusionment of the Iranian people to the political class and the invalidation of the majority of candidates by the Council of Guardians of the Constitution, this election to dug a little more the gap between the authorities and the population.

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Iranians on Friday voted in a presidential election dominated by a hard-line judge, who is already sanctioned by the United States, after nearly all of his strongest challengers were disqualified. Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, a protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was poised to However, the establishment's religiously devout core supporters were expected to vote for Raisi. Turnout appeared far lower than in Iran 's last presidential election in 2017, when over 70% of eligible voters cast their vote. State television showed long queues at polling stations in several cities.

Under a hardline presidency , Iran would continue to have tense relations with the West. It would continue to push to extend Shia Islam and project power in the region with the help of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) - a major armed, political and economic force in Iran - and its local proxies. Iran would want to cosy up to China in the hope of attracting hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese investment. The election of a hardline president might also adversely affect the current indirect talks between Iran and the US to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement and have the

with our special envoy to Tehran, Oriane Verdier

in a small bakery, two men have the face blushed by the big stone bread oven in front of which they work. When we talk about the election, they frown: "For whom can we vote? We can more in this country. He went to vote just to have his stamp on his papers, "explains one of two men by designating his colleague. For the latter, to vote, "It's not the sea to drink". In this bakery, the two men explain that it is to avoid having problems in the future. "It is the Islamic Republic of Iran," finally said one of them.

In the streets of Tehran, it is not very difficult to find abstentists. Mohsen never voted: "For me who am villagers, it does not change anything. It may be different for those living in Tehran and who have links with men of power. But for us who live in a remote region, no. For example, in our region, we have been attached to gas for one year only. Before, the tarred roads did not exist.

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In the upcoming presidential election, slated for June 18, Iran 's current Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi is widely expected to secure victory and become the Islamic Republic's eighth president . The ultraconservative politician — who is notorious for his involvement as a prosecutor in the execution Election amid economic woes. The vote will choose a successor to Iran 's moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who cannot run again now after serving two consecutive four-year terms, and who leaves office in August. Ultimate power in Iran lies with the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but the

Since the Islamic Revolution, Iran has held regular parliamentary, presidential and other elections. These have always been held on time, even during the height of the Iran -Iraq War and amid significant internal unrest in the early 1980s. A better way to understand the transformations that are set to take place in Iran following tomorrow's election is through the prism of institutional and bureaucratic dynamics which shape policies in the country. For the past 24 years, since the 1997 presidential election which brought reformists to power, Iranian politics has been defined by an intense tug-of-war

For this Iranian, there were many municipal councils, many presidents, but nothing has changed. Mohsen says he did not even know that the elections stood on Friday. He was in his village and refuses to look at the Iranian media in which he does not trust.

Those who place their confidence in the hands of Raisssi

if the majority of Iranians decided to sulk the ballot boxes, for part of the population, the head of the judicial authority represents the hope of a change in a country immersed in the economic crisis. This is the case of Fariba Parvizi, encountered at the exit of a polling station.

"I have tears in my eyes because our people live a terrible economic situation," she regrets. We know that Ebrahim Raïssi will save us. We have faith in him because he has proven himself at the head of the judicial authority. We have a lot of resources, a lot of capital, it is necessary to use them and manage them wisely. We came voting for Raisssi because we think it's the best. I have known him for years.

As soon as he appeared in the elections, Fariba Parvizi was voluntary to set up support teams. About 326 popular offices were created in Tehran and nearly 2,000 offices across the country to support it. For this electric, the fact of not voting is to vote for the current situation.

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