February 26, 2016 / 2:32 PM / 2 years ago

Iran extends voting due to 'rush of voters': state TV

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran extended voting by two hours in elections on Friday because of a “rush of voters” in the contests for parliament and the Assembly of Experts, state television reported.

“Polling hours have been extended by two hours until 8 p.m.”, (1630 GMT) state TV quoted the interior ministry as saying. Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (0430 GMT) and had been due to close at 6 p.m. (1430 GMT).

Writing by Parisa Hafezi, Editing by William Maclean

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