Iran humiliation: US fury as Tehran risks coronavirus outbreak eruption in election blow

IRAN was left humiliated by a low election turnout amid concerns over coronavirus, with the US claiming Tehran downplayed the outbreak in a bid to boost votes.

There was only a 42 percent voting turnout for Friday’s parliamentary election, an incredibly low figure for a vote that was meant to boost the regime’s support. Only conservative candidates were permitted to run in the election in a bid to assist Iran’s current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in securing an easy win. Voting turnout was at the lowest rate since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Concerns were raised Iran’s coronavirus outbreak was downplayed by...
source: Express

2020-02-24 14:11
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