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NBC's Ali Arouzi answers questions about the Iranian election

Campaigning in Iran's presidential election ended on Thursday, a day before Iranians head to the polls.The field of candidates has been whittled down to five hardliners – and one moderate.The next president is not expected to produce any major policy shift on Iran's disputed nuclear program since Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls all the shots on big issues.But Friday’s presidential

Campaigning in Iran's presidential election ended on Thursday, a day before Iranians head to the polls.

The field of candidates has been whittled down to five hardliners – and one moderate.

The next president is not expected to produce any major policy shift on Iran's disputed nuclear program since Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls all the shots on big issues.

But Friday’s presidential election is the first in Iran since the disputed 2009 elections that set off the biggest protests the country has seen since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Reformists are urging voters not to boycott the vote in protest over the crackdown on dissent, but rather urging Iranians to exercise their rights and vote.

NBC News’ Tehran Correspondent Ali Arouzi answered reader questions about the election earlier today. Click on the link below to replay the informative chat. 

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