Second Round of Parliamentary Elections in Iran to be Held in 26 April

Azerbaijan, Baku, 25 March / Trend corr. D.Khatinoglu / The second round of parliamentary elections in Iran will be held on 26 April, Abbasali Kedhudani, press-secretary of Iranian Supreme Religious Council, reported. The parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 14 March. Some 4,5000 candidates nominated for 290 places in the Parliament. According to the official statistic in Iran, about 44mln people have right for vote in the country. The first round of parliamentary elections was completed. According to the official information by Internal Ministry, about 60% of population took part in the elections in Teheran and 75% in other regions. The ruling coalition Usulgara party won 71% of places in Parliament. Supreme Religious Council of Iran reported that 19 candidates from Usulgara won during the first parliamentary elections in Teheran. And the destiny of 11 places, belonging Teheran, will be disclosed after the second round of elections.

According to the election rules in Iran, candidates, remained for the second round and won most votes will get places in the Parliament.

In spite of the results of parliamentary elections in Iran caused dissatisfaction among population and abroad, Supreme Religious Council stated there has not been registered fake so far.

Almost 60% of reformatories were not registered during parliamentary elections in Iran. Abulfaz Shukuri informed Trend that in spite of unfair conditions for elections, reformatories will hold active contest.

According to the official information by Iranian Internal Ministry, Ususlgara won 71% of votes in the Parliament. Isa Saharkhiz, Iranian political scientist and supporter of Musharikat party, said in spite of the candidatures of most reformatories were not registered and elections were held in unfair conditions, reformatories reached good results.

Mahammad Khatami, chairman of reformatory parties and Ex-President, and Mehdi Karrubi, Ex-Speaker, feel doubt in accounted votes and results of parliamentary elections and called Supreme Religious Council to re-account votes.

Supreme Council press-service stated on 24 March that there was not registered fake during re-accounting of votes on 30 elections centres.

According to the information by reformatory parties, about 30% of population participated in the parliamentary elections in Teheran and 40% in other regions.

Candidate who collects 25% of votes gets place in the Parliament and others remain for second round in Iran.

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