Presidential Election Iranian voters will go to polls on Friday to choose the next president from four candidates including incumbent president Hassan Rouhani.

The thee other presidential hopefuls are Ebrahim Raisi, Mostafa Hashemitaba and Mostafa Mirsalim.

Raisi is a Muslim scholar and the custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, a charitable foundation that manages the Imam Reza shrine, the largest mosque in the world.

Hashemitaba served as minister of heavy industries in 1981-1982 and as vice president in 1994-2001. Hashemitaba participated in 2001 presidential election, but came tenth.

Mirsalim was minister of culture and Islamic guidance in 1994-1997 and was adviser to the president of Iran in 1989-1993.

If no candidate succeeds in reaching an absolute majority, a second round will be held between two top candidates on May 26.

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