Azerbaijan, Baku, May 18 / Trend /
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Najjar signed a decree appointing new head to the country's Electoral Commission. The new head is the Deputy Interior Minister for political affairs Seyyed Sulat Murtazavi, Fars news agency reported.
Murtazavi will head the organization of the next parliamentary elections to be held on March 2, 2012.
Iran will start preparations for parliamentary elections of the ninth convocation from May 23.
Some 260 parties have been registered in Iran in the form of parties, societies, movements, etc. It is reported that only 60 percent are active. In Iran, the parties conduct political struggle in the three camps - the reformist camp, camp of conservatives, camp of moderate supporters. A total of 47 parties function in the camp of reformists, 35 in the camp of conservatives and 25 parties in the camp of moderate supporters.
Elections in Iran are held by the Interior Ministry and the Guardian Council controls the elections.