Iran’s semi-official agency publishes exit polls despite ban
Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency, close to conservatives has published its early exit polls despite legal ban.
Meanwhile the capital city of Tehran, which has an effective role in results, is dominated by Rouhani supporters, according to the agency’s estimates.
According to the agency’s preliminary estimations Raeisi has a higher chance in smaller cities and villages.
The elections in Iran started on May 19 at 8:00 local time. There are about 56 million eligible Iranians and they can vote at one of 63,500 polling stations across the country.
Elections have been extended for third time till 23:00 local time (GMT +4:30 hours) due to high turnout.
Reportedly so far over 32 million Iranians have voted in election, which means about a 57 percent turnout.
There are four candidates seeking presidency in the polls, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi, Mostafa Hashemitaba, and Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim.