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Iranians Celebrate At The Voting Booth On Election Day

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 26/02/2016 Jesselyn Cook

Iranians voted in elections on Friday for the first time since the country struck a nuclear deal with world powers last year.

The voters are choosing new members of Iran's Parliament, as well as the Assembly of Experts, the body which elects and supervises Iran's supreme leader. The country's conservative Guardian Council vets candidates, and many reformists were reportedly among those disqualified.

In the end, some 6,000 candidates vied for 290 seats in Parliament, and 166 ran for the 88-member Assembly of Experts. Initial results are expected to start coming in on Saturday, with the full results unlikely to be clear before Tuesday.

The controversy over disqualified candidates did not appear to dampen the enthusiasm of voters, at least in certain areas. Voting hours were extended several times on Friday due to high voter turnout. 

Take a look at the photos below from Iran on election day:

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