Voting hours at parliamentary elections extended in Tehran province till 21:00

Politics Materials 4 May 2012 21:07 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 4 / Trend S.Isayev, T.Jafarov /

Voting hours at the parliamentary elections have been extended in Iran's Tehran province by country's Interior Ministry for another one hour - till 21:00, Mehr news agency reported.

Earlier the voting hours were extended at all polling stations till 19:00, and then till 20:00 local time.

The voting hours were reportedly extended due to high amount of people willing to cast their votes.

The second round of parliamentary elections began in Iran at 08:00 local time today, which will continue until 18:00. According to the law, the parliamentary elections must last 10 hours, but if there is a need, the interior minister may extend the voting time.

Overall, 130 candidates from 33 constituencies of Iran participate in the elections. Among 130 candidates, 65 will be elected into the country's parliament.

Iran's Intelligence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said today that 225 electees underwent country's parliamentary accreditation.

The first meeting of the Iranian parliament is planned to be held on the seventh date of Khordad month 1391 in Islamic calendar (May 27, 2012).