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Iran has started parliamentary elections

On Friday morning, February 26, in the Islamic Republic of Iran has started parliamentary elections. 290 seats in the Majlis 10th convocation pretend to about 5 thousand candidates, according to Reuters.

The right to participate in voting are about 55 million Iranians. The Majlis is elected for a term of four years.

Under Iranian law, candidates with more than 25% of the votes in their districts, become deputies of the Majlis. Remaining applicants will continue to struggle in the second round, reminds RIA Novosti.

Parallel to the elections in the 5-second account of the composition of the Board of experts Ipana.
The expert Council is a special state body having the right to elect the Supreme leader from among its members in case of emergency.

The Supreme leader of the country at the moment is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The expert Council consists of 88 scholars with knowledge of Islamic law. The term of office of this public authority is eight years. The candidates for the Board are 159 people.

We will remind that on elections to the Majlis of the 9th convocation in 2012 was originally registered more than 5,400 candidates, but more than a third of them had admitted before the election by the guardian Council of the Constitution, and in the end ran some 3200 candidates. The election turnout was 64%.

Iran has started parliamentary elections 26.02.2016

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