Sanctions-hit Iran suburb braces for vote

"My Town Tehran" series explores how working-class Khorasan neighbourhood is gearing up for elections.

    Khorasan, a downtown, working-class suburb of Tehran, is expected to play a big role in deciding the outcome of Iran's presidential elections.

    This neighbourhood, like others, has felt the impact of the sanctions. In the last year, some shopkeepers reported their income has fallen by half.

    Meanwhile, the Iranian rial has plunged in value against the dollar and inflation soared.

    Because President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cannot run again, some are hoping that means change and economic improvement.

    Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Tehran.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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