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Iranian Election to Determine Country's Direction

Iranian people wave flags and hold pictures and banners (Photo: flickr/hegelchong)

Last year's Iranian nuclear deal has already begun to make itself felt around the Middle East and the world. Now, The Times of Israel reports, the first Iranian election since the agreement will determine the country and region's direction:

Millions of Iranians were queuing to cast their votes Friday in Iran’s first election since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers, amid early signs of a high turnout at the polls...

Iranians were essentially deciding whether to further empower their moderate president or side with hard-liners long suspicious of the West...

Nearly 55 million of Iran’s 80 million people are eligible to vote and there were long lines at polling places since morning hours. Voters cast ballots at some 53,000 polling stations, writing down the names of their picks on two separate ballots and dyeing their fingers with ink to show they had voted...

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