Parliamentary election campaign posters prepare at a publication store in Tehran, Iran February 13, 2020. (Reuters)

February 21, 2020

Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election unlikely to change the Islamic Republic’s troubled relations with the United States, after thousands of candidates were barred from the field in favor of hard-liners.

State television reported that polling started at 0430 GMT. Voting is scheduled to last for 10 hours. There are some 58 million Iranians eligible to vote for the country’s 290-seat parliament.

Reuters

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