Deputy Interior Min.:

Vote count results to be announced gradually

News ID: 3981824 -
TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) – Deputy Interior Minister Moghimi said Wed. that with approval from the Guardian Council and settlement of the legal issue, the results of ballot counting will be announced to public gradually.

The announcement was made after Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli had told IRIB on Tuesday that there would be no gradual announcement of vote counting; rather, the final results would be announced to the public once all the counting had been done.

His deputy, Mohammad Hossein Moghimi, clarified on Wednesday that according to Clause 8 of Article 3111 of presidential election law, the result of ballot counting, after having being obtained from the central executive board, will be announced by the Interior Minister.

The Guardian Council has stated that a gradual announcement of ballot counting can be concluded from the aforementioned clause. Moghimi added that the Interior Ministry also approves of gradual announcement of election results, therefore the public will be informed of the gradual results of ballot counting. 

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