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Iranian officials push for large election turnout

With one day left to the elections, Iranian officials asked voters to show up to the ballot box.

With one day left before the Feb. 26 parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, Iranian officials and political and religious figures made one last push to encourage voters to show up to the ballot box.

President Hassan Rouhani’s office sent a text message to voters, saying, “Dear people of Iran, the country needs your votes. Friday, Feb. 26, will determine a hopeful future for Iran.” At a Cabinet meeting, Rouhani again encouraged Iranians to vote in what he called "fateful" elections.

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