Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar

Iranian government extends voting time

Mostafa-Mohammad-NajjarTehran, June 14 (IANS) As millions of Iranians were casting their ballots for the presidential election at over 60,000 polling stations Friday, the government announced the voting time would be extended.

Of some 75 million Iranians about 50.5 million are eligible to cast their ballots in the presidential election, which was due to end at 6.00 p. m. (1.30 p. m. GMT). Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar later announced that voting time would be extended, possibly by several hours, BBC reported.

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