Five Iranian MPs disqualified of parliamentary elections due to relation with fraud case
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 25/ Trend D.Khatinoglu/
Five current members of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) have been disqualified by the Guardian Council of taking part in the upcoming parliamentary elections due to being involved in the $2.6 billion financial fraud case.
Totally 35 current Majlis members have been disqualified, Fars news agency quoted the Guardian Council's spokesman, Abbasali Kadkhodai, as saying.
The first court session in the trial of 32 defendants, accused of involvement in a $2.6 billion financial fraud case, was held in Tehran on Saturday.
The election will be held on March 2.
The Guardian Council has approved the qualifications of more than 3,400 candidates who are competing for 290 seats, eying a term of four years.
According to the statistics, 48,288,799 people are eligible to vote this year.