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Iranian First Vice-President withdraws candidacy in Iran’s presidential race

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Iranian First Vice-President withdraws candidacy in Iran’s presidential race

Iranian First Vice-President and one of the country’s presidential candidates on Tuesday withdrew his candidacy in favor of incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, Tasnim new agency reported.

In a statement read by Jahangiri in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz on Tuesday, he announced the decision to quit the race. He said he considers supporting Rouhani and a vote in favor of the incumbent president.

Jahangiri meantime called on the Iranian nation to massively participate in the 12th presidential election due to be held on Friday.

The source reminds Iran will simultaneously hold its 12th presidential election and the 5th City and Village Councils Elections on May 19.

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