Vote counts for some Iranian Majlis members made public
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 5 /Trend S.Isayev, D. Khatinoglu/
Vote counts for some members of the newly elected Iranian parliament (Majlis) have been made public, ISNA reported.
On Sunday, final results of parliamentary elections have been announced at some polling stations in Iran. The names of 219 candidates who have successfully overcome the first round of voting, and won seats in parliament are already known. 43 of them are members of the current convocation of the parliament.
Below are some of the parliamentaries that gathered high number of votes.
Golam-Reza Haddad Adel - 1,119,474 votes
Alireza Marandi - 709,391 votes
Mohammad-Hassan Torabi-Fard - 693,848 votes
Mortaza Agha-Tehrani 690,848 - votes
Masoud Mir Kazemi - 585,228 votes
Five of the 30 MPs who represent Tehran province in the Parliament have already been elected. Another 25 MPs will be elected in the second round of elections from more than 50 candidates.
The Iranian parliament consists of 290 members. Prior to the elections, 33 parliamentarians were rejected by Iran's Guardian Council for participation in the upcoming voting. Totally, 65 percent of eligible voters participated in the parliamentary elections in Iran.
Over 3,400 candidates competed in the elections, which took place in 46,062 polling stations.
According to the information of the Iranian mass media outlets, five conservative parties were formed in Tehran alone: "Jebhe mottahed" (United front of conservators) led by Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi, "Jebhe paydari" (Front of stability of the Islamic Revolution), led by Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, "Jebhe istadegy" (Resistance front) led by Mohsen Rezai, "Jebhe sedaye melat" ( 'Voice of the people' front) led by Ali Mutahhari and "Jebhe basiret ve bidari" (Front 'Understanding and Awakening') led by Shahabuddin Sadr.
The parliamentary elections in Iran (the Iranian Islamic Consultative Council - Majlis) are held every four years. The parliamentary elections of the VIII convocation were held on March 14, 2008. Ali Larijani is the chairman of Majlis.
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).
MPs take an oath before the first meeting of the Parliament. Muslim MPs take an oath on the Koran, the representatives of national minorities take an oath on their holy book. About 48 million people have the right to vote in Iran.