The Iranian authorities announced the extension of voting by two hours due to high voter turnout in the parliamentary elections and in the Assembly of experts, told Reuters news Agency.
Polling stations opened at eight o’clock in the morning local time and were to close at six o’clock in the evening, but it was decided to extend them until eight in the evening. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the high turnout a painful blow to the enemies of the country.
The right to participate in voting are about 55 million Iranians. 290 seats in the Majlis 10th convocation pretend to about 5 thousand candidates. 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
In the Assembly of experts is composed 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%.