Fifty thousand observers to watch parliamentary elections in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.26 /Trend T.Djafarov/
There will be 50 thousand observers at the parliamentary elections in Iran, which will be held in March 2, head of the Election Observation of CEC Iran Gulamali Hajizade said, the agency Mehr reported.
Some 3444 people registered as candidates for deputies of the ninth convocation.
In total, 5395 candidates were nominated.
According to Iranian media, the candidacies of 33 members of parliament of current convocation were not registered and their names were not included in the electoral lists. Seven of them were refused registration because of the involvement in the corruption scandal, in the result of which $2.8 billion were stolen.
Registration of the candidates began on December 24 and lasted one week. According to Iran's electoral law, Supervisory Board shall make the final decision on the admission of candidates for elections.
The police and 85,000 volunteers from the Basij militia of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps will provide safety of the elections.