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IRIB launches exclusive internet TV for each presidential contender

Saman Kojouri

Press TV, Tehran

With less than three weeks to the 13th presidential election in Iran, the race gets tighter among the seven candidates, who are given equal airtime on Iran’s national television to outline their plans.

This year, the coronavirus pandemic has restricted election rallies and electoral tours. Based on the guidelines set by the coronavirus combat committee, campaigning will revolve around televised debates between candidates, feature documentaries and speeches.

Accordingly as per an approval by the country’s election headquarter, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has launched internet TV networks for each Presidential contender with all the facilities to record, produce and broadcast videos for domestic and international audience on Internet protocol TVs known as IPTVs.

Seven candidates are running in Iran’s 13th presidential election, due on June 18. All of them have so far been focusing on the economy, battered by sanctions and mismanagement in recent years.

Although some of the contenders have stronger professional backgrounds, one cannot really tell who holds a better chance to win the top executive post, before all candidates lay out their plans.

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