Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
By Emil Ilgar - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has cast votes at the parliament and Assembly of Experts elections in Tehran, IRNA reported on Feb.26.
During the round of elections, 4844 candidates are competing, while about 55 million Iranians are eligible to vote. Each nominate should get at least 25 percent of votes in his constituency, otherwise the second round of elections is held, a month after the results of first round.
At 8:00 local time (GMT +3:30), Iranians started voting to elect 290 members of the Parliament (majlis), and 88 members of the Assembly of Experts.
Before him, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei voted and called on those who loves Iran, Islamic Republic to particulate in the voting for the country's honor.
Iran's ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani and some grand Ayatollahs, including Nuri Hamedani, Makarem Shirazi and Jafar Sobhani also cast their votes.