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Iran's Election at a Glance


BASIC FACTS

Four candidates: 2 reformists, 2 conservatives

Vying for 4-year term

Winner needs 50 percent plus one vote

Top 2 candidates go to 2nd round if necessary

Officials expect high turnout

64 million eligible voters

Polls open at 8 A.M. local time

Voting to continue for at least 10 hours

WHO'S RUNNING?

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Ex-Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi
Ex-Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsen Rezaei
Ex-Parliament Speaker Mehdi Karoubi

WHAT ARE THE ISSUES?

Economy: inflation, unemployment
Foreign policy
Relations with West
Nuclear program

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