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Video: Parties rally in last day of campaigning before Iran's crucial elections

© FRANCE 24 screen grab

Video by Mariam PIRZADEH , Sanam SHANTYAEI

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-02-24

As Iranian voters prepare to head to the polls on Friday, the clock is ticking as candidates for the parliament and the Assembly of Experts battle it out.

According to the country's interior ministry, some 55 million people are eligible to vote in Friday's parliamentary poll. They will also vote in the Assembly of Experts election, an influential clerical council charged with selecting Iran’s next supreme leader.

The streets in the capital are adorned with leaflets featuring the faces of the 6,200 candidates running for the parliament and the Assembly. Street gatherings are banned, but in a sports stadium in Tehran, a crowd of thousands has gathered in support of the reformist camp. A conservative rally in one of the capital's mosques is more subdued.

Click on the player above to watch FRANCE 24's full report from Tehran.

Date created : 2016-02-24

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