Interior ministry confirms Rohani has lead
Rohani leads in Iran presidential vote, Iranian source says
Iran: 70 percent turnout in election
Voting ends in Iran presidential election
Iranians began voting on Friday in a closely-fought presidential contest between pragmatist President Hassan Rohani and hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi that could determine the pace of social and economic reform and Iran's re-engagement with the world.
State television showed long queues outside polling stations in several cities and said 56 million Iranians out of the more than 80 million population were eligible to vote.
Polls close at 6 P.M. local time, although authorities often extend voting into the evening. Ballot counting will start at midnight and final results are expected within 24 hours of polls closing, the semi-official Fars news agency said. The elections are also for city and village councils.
Man sets himself on fire outside Iranian embassy in Bangkok
Thai police said an Iranian man set himself on fire Friday in front of the Iranian Embassy in Bangkok to protest his country's presidential election.
The unidentified man doused himself with gasoline before lighting himself on fire outside the gate of the embassy around noon, police said. The man suffered burns all over his body and was taken to a hospital.
Pol Lt Col Noppadol Samart said the man was protesting Friday's presidential vote in Iran, though he did not know exactly what about the election the man was opposed to.