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Iranian poll favors currency reforms


17:23, August 26, 2011

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A poll conducted by Iran's National Currency Reform website on the suggested reforms in the national currency showed that the Iranians favor some reforms to be done on the country's currency status.

Out of 1.088 million who partook in the survey at the website, 80 percent said zeros should be taken off from the currency, the English language satellite Press TV reported on Friday.

Fifty-two percent of the mainly male visitors supported the dropping of four zeros off the currency, while 24 percent favored the removal of three zeros, said the report.

The poll on the name change of the local currency showed that 44 percent wanted Iranian Rial to be named either Toman or Parsi.

According to the report, the bid to introduce changes to the currency was initially proposed in late 1980s and resurfaced in 2003. The website was launched on July 21, 2011 to put out feelers on the matter.


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