21 Feb 2020

Jon Snow reports from Iran where hardliners look set to sweep election


In Iran, the polls remained open tonight for an extra two hours – as the authorities claimed there were many queues to vote – although we’ve seen no evidence of such numbers here in Tehran.

The poll has been deeply affected by the decision by the ruling authorities to reject thousands of candidates, mainly moderates and reformers.

I have been out and about here in the Capital today – here’s what I found.