MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:45:04 +0000 Iranian Americans vote in presidential election http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/d60d425d61c94c50aae0a77b2b2d7e8d Iranians in the southeastern U.S. are voting in a presidential election dominated by a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after authorities disqualified nearly all of his strongest competition. (June 18) d60d425d61c94c50aae0a77b2b2d7e8d Fri, 18 Jun 2021 20:01:52 +0000 SHOTLIST:ASSOCIATED PRESSSandy Springs, Georgia – 18 June 20211. Various of demonstrators chanting and holding signs across from polling location2. SOUNDBITE (English) Batool Zamani, Iranian American Community of Georgia:"The election is not actually election. It's selection by Khamenei selecting Raisi. Raisi is a mass murderer."3. Left-to-right pan from demonstrators to polling location4. Tight of front doors to polling location++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) David Ramezani, Demonstrator:"It's illegal and it's not legitimate. So, what they are doing they are just trying to have this election show to fool the international community."6. Demonstrators chantingSTORYLINE:Iranians are voting in a presidential election dominated by a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after authorities disqualified nearly all of his strongest competition.Turnout in Friday's vote appears to be low, fueled by apathy and calls for a boycott.Apathy has been widespread after a panel overseen by Khamenei barred hundreds of candidates, including reformists and those aligned with the outgoing president, the relatively moderate Hassan Rouhani.In the United States, Iranian Americans living in the southeastern United States voted at a polling location in suburban Atlanta.Some demonstrated across the street from the polling place, claiming the election is a sham."It's illegal and it's not legitimate. So, what they are doing they are just trying to have this election show to fool the intermnational community," said David Ramezani, who joined a handful of others in protesting the election in Sandy Springs, Georgia.The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or the MEK, an Iranian opposition group in exile, rallied outside and denounced what organizers called "a sham election."Opinion polling by state-linked organizations as well as analysts have indicated hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is the front-runner among the four candidates.Former Central Bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati is running as the moderate candidate but hasn't inspired the same support as Rouhani.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Iranians in the southeastern U.S. are voting in a presidential election dominated by a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after authorities disqualified nearly all of his strongest competition. (June 18) Iranian Americans vote in presidential election