Iran goes to the polls as ‘outsider’ Rouhani seeks to liberalize country

Tehran, Iran (CNN)Long lines were forming at voting stations throughout Iran Friday, as President Hassan Rouhani prepares to look for a 2nd term in the face of conservative opposition.

Rouhani was an essential designer of the 2015 nuclear offer with the United States, the EU and other partners. The election is being seen, a minimum of in part, as a referendum on that arrangement, which has up until now yielded combined financial outcomes for Iranians.
His closest challenger is conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who has actually called into question the advantages of the nuclear offer.