Iran to prevent parties without license to participate in parliamentary elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 25 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jaffarov/
Any desired can participate in the parliamentary elections in Iran, except for those, whose parties have collapsed, chairman of the Iranian State Electoral Commission Sulat Murtazavi said.
Murtazavi noted that both political parties and independent candidates can participate in the upcoming elections, Mehr News Agency reported.
Chairman noted that collapsed parties, such as Mojahedin Islamic Revolution Organization and Islamic Iran Participation Front party will not be able to participate in the elections.
As for the National Trust Party, it is good to go, he added.
Murtazavi underscored that the registration for the parliamentary elections in Iran will start on Dec. 24, 2012.
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.