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Iran: Council of Ministers Approves Lowering Voting Age

(June 12, 2009) With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief mention of the decree appeared in HAMSHAHRI NEWSPAPER on April 22, 2009. (Voting Age Reduced from 18 to 15, Hamshahri Online [in Persian], Apr. 22, 2009, available at