Polls have opened across Iran in the country’s eleventh parliamentary election.Elections for Iran’s 290-member Parliament are set amid escalating political tensions, economic struggles and concerns of low participation.
The Coronavirus infection that has killed two people also adds another layer of uncertainty to the electoral process.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast his vote in the capital, Tehran, minutes after the polls opened on Friday at 8am local time.
Polls are expected to end at 6pm (14:30pm GMT) but can be extended. During the previous parliamentary elections in 2016, voting was extended due to high turnout.