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Initial report on approved parliamentary candidates released

Service : Politic
Tehran, Jan 10 (ICANA) – The director of Tehran’s election headquarters, Safar Ali Baratlo, announced on Tuesday that the qualifications of 747 out of 1066 candidates who had registered to represent Tehran in next parliamentary election have been approved by the Interior Ministry’s executive committees.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:52:25 PM
Initial report on approved parliamentary candidates released

The parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on March 2. The MPs will be elected for a term of four years.

The qualifications of the candidates have to be approved by the Interior Ministry’s executive committees and the Guardian Council’s supervisory committees respectively

According to Baratlo, the number of candidates representing Tehran who have gained initial approval accounts for 70% of the candidates.

More than 5,200 candidates from across the country will compete for 290 seats

Tehran Governor General Morteza Tamaddon said on Tuesday that those who have failed to gain the approval of the executive committees can submit their written protests to the executive committees until January 14.   

Even if the candidates are not approved again, they will have one week to file protests with the Guardian Council,” Tamaddon added.

All the procedures carried out by the elections executive committees were in conformity with the law, and the assessment of qualifications was conducted in line with the interests of the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he stated.  

There are unconfirmed reports that the qualifications of a number of current MPs, who had registered to run for the parliamentary elections, have not been approved.

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