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Vote count completed in 90% of Iran's constituencies

Service : Politic
Tehran, March 4 (ICANA) – The Iranian Election Headquarters says vote counting for Friday’s parliamentary election has finished in about 90 percent of the constituencies across the country.
Sunday, March 04, 2012 2:46:28 PM
Vote count completed in 90% of Iran's constituencies

Election Headquarters Director Seyyed Sowlat Mortazavi said on Saturday afternoon that the final results for all the country’s voting districts, except for Tehran, would most likely be announced on Sunday afternoon.

Mortazavi added that candidates will face a run-off vote in some constituencies.

In the capital Tehran, votes are still being counted, with senior incumbent principlist MPs Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel and Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi currently in the lead. Due to its population, 30 MPs represent Tehran city in parliament.

More than 64 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Iran’s parliamentary election, with 75 percent of the candidates from the principlist camp winning seats in the legislature, according to unconfirmed results.

Over 48 million Iranian citizens were eligible to vote in the election, 3.9 million of them for the first time.

Voter turnout in Tehran was 48 percent.

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