Some 67 percent of Iran's parliament is new, Khamenei's camp wins elections

Some 67 percent of Iran's parliament is new, Khamenei's camp wins elections

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 5 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Around 66 percent of Iran's parliament is now formed of first-time electees, according to ISNA.

Iran's Supreme Leader's camp "United Front of Conservatives" won the majority of seats in the parliament. Among 290 candidates, 94 parliamentarians were re-elected, while 196 are first-time electees.

Below are number of parliamentarians elected or re-elected in each of Iran's provinces.

East Azerbaijan province
18 parliamentarians total, 13 first-time, 5 re-elected

West Azerbaijan province
12 parliamentarians total, 6 first-time, 6 re-elected

Ardebil province
7 parliamentarians total, 6 first-time, 1 re-elected

Isfahan province
19 parliamentarians total, 14 first-time, 5 re-elected

Ilam province
3 parliamentarians total, all first-timers

Bushehr province
4 parliamentarians total, 3 first-time, 1 re-elected

Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province
all first-timers

Razavi Khorasan Province
18 parliamentarians total, 13 first-time, 5 re-elected

North Khorasan province
4 parliamentarians total, 2 first-time, 2 re-elected

South Khorasan province
4 parliamentarians total, all first-timers

Khuzestan province
18 parliamentarians total, 14 first-time, 4 re-elected

Zencan province
5 parliamentarians total, 4 first-time, 1 re-elected

Simnan province
4 parliamentarians total, 3 first-time, 1 re-elected

Sistan and Baluchestan province
8 parliamentarians total, 5 first-time, 3 re-elected

Fars province
18 parliamentarians total, 12 first-time, 6 re-elected

Qazvin province
4 parliamentarians total, 3 first-time, 1 re-elected

Qom province
3 parliamentarians total, 1 first-time, 2 re-elected

Kurdistan province
6 parliamentarians total, all first-timers

Kerman province
10 parliamentarians total, 7 first-time, 3 re-elected

Kirmanshah province
8 parliamentarians total, all first-timers

Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province
3 parliamentarians total, 2 first-time, 1 re-elected

Golestan province
7 parliamentarians total, 5 first-time, 2 re-elected

Gilan province
13 parliamentarians total, 9 first-time, 4 re-elected

Lorestan province
9 parliamentarians total, 7 first-time, 2 re-elected

Mazandaran province
12 parliamentarians total, 8 first-time, 4 re-elected

Markazi province
7 parliamentarians total, 5 first-time, 2 re-elected

Hormuzgan province
5 parliamentarians total, 3 first-time, 2 re-elected

Hamadan province
8 parliamentarians total, 7 first-time, 1 re-elected

Yazd province
4 parliamentarians total, 2 first-time, 2 re-elected

Five religious minorities took part in the elections (Zoroastrians, Jews, Assyrians, Armenians and Chaldeans). Of them only Armenian representative was a first-timer, while representatives of other four minorities were chosen on a repeat.

From Tehran province 30 people should have been selected. In the first tour 5 people were selected (4 re-elected, 1 first-timer), while in the second tour 17 were re-elected, 8 first-timers. So far, final results of the second tour were not publicized.

Majority of seats in the parliament was gained by the coalition "United Front of Conservatives", representing the camp of supporters of Iranian supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei according to latest results, Iranian media reported.

One of the main contenders of "United Front of Conservatives", headed by Chairman of the Iranian Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, was "Front of Stability of the Islamic Revolution", consisting of persons released from their posts during Ahmadinejad's reign.

The candidates of this coalition gained fewer seats in the parliament than independent candidates. But the most remarkable aspect is the failure of Ahmadinejad's supporters.

Only in Tehran province in second round, 11 candidates from "United Front of Conservatives", 8 from Front of Stability of the Islamic Revolution", and 2 from "Nation's Voice".

As a result of yesterday's voting, 40 candidates from 32 voting districts were elected in 52 cities of Iran. A total of 4 cities remain for the votes there to be counted - Tehran, Eslamshahr Rey, Shemiranat.

Overall, 130 candidates from 33 constituencies of Iran participated in the elections. Among 130 candidates, 65 will be elected into the country's parliament. So far, 40 of them have been elected, which makes up for 61,5 percent.

According to Iranian news sources, 60-70 percent of activity was observed at the second round of elections.

Iran's Intelligence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said yesterday 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).

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