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Iran wraps up parliament elections after announcing results of run-off vote

Service : Politic
TEHRAN, May 4 (ICANA) – The ninth parliamentary elections in Iran officially came to an end after the results of the Friday's run-off elections were announced by the Iranian interior ministry on Saturday.
Sunday, May 06, 2012 1:08:51 PM
Iran wraps up parliament elections after announcing results of run-off vote

Iran on Friday held the second round of the country's ninth parliamentary elections in Tehran and many other cities across the country.

According to Iranian interior ministry figures, about 135 candidates were vying for the remaining 65 parliamentary seats.

In Tehran, 50 candidates were competing with each other once again to win one of the remaining 25 seats left for Tehran in the runoff elections.

A total of 225 candidates succeeded in securing the required majority of votes to win parliamentary seats in the first round on March 2.

The run-off vote for the remaining 65 parliament seats was held in the Iranian capital of Tehran and 17 other provinces.

Meantime, Spokesman of Iran's Guardian Council (GC) Abbas Ali Kadkhodayee said that the final results of the ninth parliamentary elections will be announced on May 11 after the approval of the council, although early election results were revealed on Saturday evening.

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