Run-off election for parliament kicks off in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 29
By Emil Ilgar - Trend:
The run-off election for the parliament kicked off in Iran Apr. 29.
As many as 136 nominees are running for 68 seats in Iran's 290-seat parliament, IRNA reported.
The candidates are competing to secure seats for 55 constituencies in which no candidate achieved a clear majority during the February general elections.
About 17 million voters are eligible to vote in the run-off election across the country.
There will be no run-off vote in the capital, Tehran, as the candidates close to President Hassan Rouhani gained all the 30 seats in February.