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What Iranian Voters Are Saying About The Country's Election05:26Download

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Iranians line up to cast their ballots for municipal and presidential elections in the holy city of Qom, south of Tehran, on May 19, 2017. (Ali Shaigan/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Iranians line up to cast their ballots for municipal and presidential elections in the holy city of Qom, south of Tehran, on May 19, 2017. (Ali Shaigan/AFP/Getty Images)

Millions of Iranians vote Friday to decide the country's next president. The choice comes down to the current President Hassan Rouhani and his challenger Ebrahim Raisi, a populist and more conservative alternative.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep (@NPRinskeep), who is in Iran, about what voters are saying on election day.

This segment aired on May 19, 2017.

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