Voting begins in Iran’s parliamentary elections

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Iranian voters check a list of candidates before casting their ballot during parliamentary election at a polling station in Tehran on February 21, 2020. - Iranians began voting in a parliamentary election which conservatives are expected to dominate, capitalising on public anger against moderate conservative President Hassan Rouhani over a ravaged economy, corruption and multiple crises. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

The Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change Tehran’s troubled relations with the United States, after excluding thousands of candidates from competing for the militants.

State television reported that the voting started at 0430 GMT. The polls will last for 10 hours. About 58 million Iranians are eligible to vote to elect the country’s 290-seat parliament.