Why so many young Iranians are voting in Friday’s presidential election

Official figures show Iran’s youth aged 15-29 make up 24 percent of the population. That is about a quarter of the country’s 80 million people.

Whether they are supporters of the reformists’ favourite Hassan Rouhani or they are for the conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi — one of four sharia law judges who oversaw executions of thousands of political prisoners in the 1980s — Iranian youth seem to have a passion for politics.

Euronews met Reihaneh, one of several young people arrested for …
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