Iran extends voting again due to high turnout: State TV

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 26, 2016 11:31 AM

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran announced a second extension of voting due to high turnout in elections on Friday for parliament and a leadership body known as the Assembly of Experts.

"It has been extended for another hour until 9 p.m. (1730 GMT)," state television reported. Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (0430 GMT). They were originally due to close at 6 p.m. (1430 GMT) but were extended a first time for two hours.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi, Editing by William Maclean)