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Registration ends for Iran's parliamentary poll

Registration ends for Iran's parliamentary poll

Iran's interior minister says 5,395 potential candidates have registered for the March parliamentary elections.
Each application will be screened by the hard-line constitutional watchdog, the Guardian Council, before a candidate is allowed to run.
Mostafa Mohammad Najjar says the week-long registration ended Friday evening. His comments were posted on the ministry's website.
The March 2 vote for the 290-seat assembly will be fought between supporters and opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Major reformist parties have said they won't field any candidates because basic requirements for a free and fair elections have not been met.
The elections are unlikely to change Iran's course, which is determined by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


Updated : 2021-05-10 10:57 GMT+08:00