Over 16,000 people to be registered for parliamentary elections in Iran
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 10
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Some 16,145 people will be registered for the parliamentary election in Iran, Head of Iran’s Election Headquarters Jamal Orf said at the press conference in Iran.
“Some 15,618 people have been already registered and their number will increase because some people have applied and their registration has not been completed yet,” chairman of the commission added, Trend reports referring to IRNA.
Orf added that 88 percent of those registered accounted for men and 12 percent - women.
“Some 248 of those registered are incumbent MPs,” Orf said.
"Some 3,209 people are 36-40 years old, 2,837 people are 42-45 years old and 61 people are 71-75 years old," chairman of the commission added.
Orf said that 90 servicemen were also registered.
Registration for the parliamentary election in Iran ended last week. This parliamentary election will be the 11th parliamentary election in Iran after the Islamic Revolution.
Any citizen can run for election in Iran. However, the Guardian Council selects the people in accordance with certain criteria: those willing to apply must practice Islam, be a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran, be loyal to the constitution, have a master’s degree, be between ages of 30 and 75.