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Long lines and extended voting hours could point to the outcome of Iran's presidential election

Long lines and extended voting hours could point to the outcome of Iran's presidential election

Iranians went to the polls Friday in their first presidential election since the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, with early signs suggesting enthusiastic support for incumbent President Hassan Rouhani.

Long lines formed outside polling places in northern and western Tehran, middle-class districts that are strongholds for Rouhani, a relative moderate who was locked in a two-man race with arch-conservative former prosecutor Ebrahim Raisi.

In working-class southern Tehran, a bastion of conservatives, lines were shorter but many voters said they had cast their ballots for Rouhani.

“I think Rouhani has done great in foreign policy, and economically he has checked inflation,”...

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