Iranians around the globe are expected to flock to the polls Friday to vote in the nation’s presidential election.
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Iranians in or near Atlanta will have the opportunity to cast their ballots at a Buckhead hotel, one of more than 50 polling locations set up in the United States.
Organizers at IranHope.org, a community made up of politically active Iranians advocating for Rouhani's reelection, posted polling locations in several countries and cities in the world, including the United States.
Whether politically moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earns a second term or one of his hard-line conservative opponents takes the victory, the results could have serious consequences on the nation and its relationship with the West.
According to The Los Angeles Times, all five presidential candidates said they would uphold the nuclear deal, but some experts are worried about how a more conservative president would cooperate with the Trump administration.
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The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said the country will resort to "counteraction" to Trump's executive order limiting immigration from Muslim-majority countries.
So far, the front-runners are Rouhani and conservative Ebrahim Raisi, who in 1988 presided over the execution of thousands of political prisoners, CNN reported.
Voting in Atlanta
Iranian Atlantans interested in voting Friday should head to Comfort Inn Buckhead North (5793 Roswell Road NE) where polls will be open from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m.
Be sure to bring your driver’s license, passport or birth certificate with you.
Credit: Iran Hope
Credit: Iran Hope
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