Fri May 19, 2017 1:29PM
Iranians prepare to cast their ballot for the presidential election at a polling station in Tehran on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Iranians prepare to cast their ballot for the presidential election at a polling station in Tehran on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
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Kaveh Afrasiabi, an author and political scientist, says the participation of millions of voters in Iran's elections inside and abroad shows the “collective will” of Iranians to shape their own political destiny.

“These elections are very healthy, they provide an opportunity for the engagement of the citizens and the political groups, increases transparency and has a number of other dividends that shows the dynamism of today’s Iranian political society,” Afrasiabi told Press TV in an interview on Friday.