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Iran state TV retracts report on presidential election date

Iran’s state TV on Wednesday retracts its report from earlier in the day that says the constitutional watchdog slated the country’s presidential election for May 2017, saying instead that the vote has not been scheduled.

The station says the Guardian Council denied in a statement that the election date had been set but offers no explanation on why or how it had cited, just hours earlier, that May 19 was slated as the day of the balloting.

Iranian officials at the council or the state TV could not be reached for an explanation on the mix-up and the retraction.

AP

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