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Over 70% of electorate expected to vote in Iran’s presidential election

Staff Writer | May 4, 2017
Some 70.6 percent of the Iranians eligible to vote in Iran’s upcoming presidential election are expected to turn out at polling stations on Election Day, a new poll has found.
Iran election
Elections   April 30 - May 2
Some 63.5 percent of respondents to a recent poll by the Research Center of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) said they “will participate” in the presidential election — due on May 19 — and another 7.1 percent said they “will probably participate” in the polls.

The poll was conducted on a sample of over 38,000 people aged above 18 in the capital, Tehran, provincial capitals, as well as in two populated cities and 10 villages from every one of Iran’s provinces from Sunday to Tuesday April 30 - May 2.

Some 23.6 percent of the respondents said they “will not participate” in the presidential election; 1.2 percent said they “will probably not participate;” and 4.6 percent said they were yet to make up their minds whether to vote or not.

The results of the new poll, which was conducted following last Friday’s live debate among presidential candidates, show a meaningful increase in the number of people taking part in presidential election.

A previous survey conducted by the IRIB before the live debate, showed that only 56.1 percent of participants would take part in presidential poll.

Some 29.8 percent of the respondents said they “will not participate” in the presidential election; 1.6 percent said they “will probably not participate;” and 4.8 percent said they were yet to make up their minds whether to vote or not.


 

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