Iranians voting to choose their president at the Iranian Embassy in Cairo - Press photo
CAIRO – 20 May 2017: The Iranian community in Egypt headed to the Iranian Embassy in Cairo to cast their votes in the 12th presidential election on Friday. The embassy opened its doors to the Iranians from 8 a.m. for 12 hours, according to the Iranian Interest Section (IIS) in Cairo on Saturday.
Mohamed Mahmoudian, IIS chief, supervised the electoral process and asserted that the Iranian people are capable of proving loyalty to the Islamic Republic of Iran through their participation in the presidential election.
Well-informed sources told Egypt Today that nearly 100 Iranian citizens casted their votes at the IIS in Cairo on Friday, most of them gave their votes to President Hassan Rouhani for a second 4 year term. The sources said the turnout was “great”, as many Iranians living in Egypt, but not in Cairo, could not come to the IIS office in Cairo to cast votes.
The sources refused to say how many of the total number of the Iranian community is in Egypt, stating that “The Interior Ministry in Tehran is the only authority concerned in reporting officially about the electorates’ numbers.”
Iran’s State TV congratulated Rouhani on Saturday for winning the presidential election, held on Friday, May 19. Ebrahim Raisi, his rival, came in the second rank.