Iranians took to the polls Friday to vote for the first time since its nuclear deal with the West, The Associated Press reported.
The election will decide outcomes for Iran's parliament as well as its Assembly of Experts. Long lines were seen at the 53,000 polling stations throughout the country as the Interior Ministry expects a turnout of about 70 percent of the 55 million eligible to vote.
Due to the large turnout, polling hours are to be extended until 8 p.m.
"Whoever comes out of the ballot boxes, either in the parliament or the Assembly of Experts, with the votes of the people will be respected by us and everyone will respect the votes of the majority of the people," President Hassan Rouhani said.