Presidential candidates' positions after voting
Iranian voters have been flocking towards the polls for the 13th Presidential election since the early morning hours, and Iranian presidential candidates cast their votes. What are their positions?
Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi cast his vote in the 13th Iranian Presidential election and the 6th municipal council election.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi cast his ballot in the Irshad mosque in the city of Ray, while the candidate Ghazizadeh Hashemi cast his ballot in the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad. He then pledged to sincerely serve the Iranian people in a way that people can feel a tangible improvement in their living conditions in a short period of time when he wins.
The candidate Raisi considered himself a servant to all the people, calling on everyone to participate in the elections and not boycott them.
🔴هماکنون- سید ابراهیم رئیسی برای شرکت در انتخابات وارد مسجد جامع ارشاد شهر ری شد#انتخابات_۱۴۰۰ #من_رای_میدهم #مردم_میدان pic.twitter.com/lVLSbf8Ew9— لحظه شمار انتخابات ۱۴۰۰ (@entekhbaat1400) June 18, 2021
When the candidate Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi cast his vote, he said, "Attending to the polls is a legal mandate, and the best place I have seen for the polls is the shrine of Imam Reza, and I saw that if I pleaded with Imam Reza, then this election would be a blessing for a safe and effective government."
Ghazizadeh Hashemi added that people are aware of the sensitivity of voting for the President to be supported by the people and able to solve their problems.
He also indicated that "in the first hours of the election, the attendance and participation rates are very good and acceptable, and we expect more than 50% of people to participate."
🔴حضور امیرحسین قاضیزاده هاشمی ( کاندیدای ریاست جمهوری ) در حرم امام رضا(ع) برای شرکت شرکت در انتخابات#انتخابات_۱۴۰۰ #من_رای_میدهم #مردم_میدان pic.twitter.com/2lXJbLI2MJ— لحظه شمار انتخابات ۱۴۰۰ (@entekhbaat1400) June 18, 2021
Candidate Abdolnasser Hemmati also cast his vote at the polling station in Hosseinieh Ershad in Tehran.
"We will end the country's isolation, and the people have the right to live in well-being and prosperity," Hemmati said, adding that the citizens' living conditions are his priority, saying that he will work to ensure that the people are present in the political scene.
"If I do not win the elections, I will also serve the people and continue to implement my promises," he added.
ورود عبدالناصر #همتی به حسینیه ارشاد برای حضور در #انتخابات ریاست جمهوری pic.twitter.com/DIjrboVGP5— خبرآنلاين (@khabaronlinee) June 18, 2021
Candidate Mohsen Rezaee said, "I thank all those who decided to vote and voted, but I will address those who decided to boycott: you may be right, but we have an important responsibility. I hope you will come, and I promise you that we will solve the economic problems. Do not pay attention to rumors."
He added, "In the field in a strong manner, and by the grace of Allah, this year will be a year of major transformations in the administration of the country. I hope you will come to the polls. Managing your life is important to us, and your presence enhances the power and security of Iran. You give hope for the future to all your children and choose your future and your country's future."
حضور #محسن_رضایی در حرم حضرت عبدالعظیم برای رایدادن pic.twitter.com/JTsB9BroI5— خبرآنلاين (@khabaronlinee) June 18, 2021
Four candidates are running for president in this round of elections: Chief Justice of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council Mohsen Rezaee, Deputy Chairman of the Shura Council Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemmati.
According to official statistics, nearly 60 million Iranians are eligible to participate in the 13th presidential elections, the sixth municipal and village Islamic council elections, Parliament, and the Assembly of Experts by-elections.
The authorities said earlier that they allocated about 67,000 polling stations.