February 26, 2016 / 4:33 PM / in 2 years

Iran extends voting again due to high turnout: State TV

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran announced a second extension of voting due to high turnout in elections on Friday for parliament and a leadership body known as the Assembly of Experts.

Iranians fill in their ballots during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, which has the power to appoint and dismiss the supreme leader, in Tehran February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA

“It has been extended for another hour until 9 p.m. (1730 GMT),” state television reported. Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (0430 GMT). They were originally due to close at 6 p.m. (1430 GMT) but were extended a first time for two hours.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi, Editing by William Maclean

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