parliamentary elections in Iran 2016

Tehran mayor quits presidential race, backs Raisi

Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf quit the Iranian presidential race, backing instead hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi in Friday's vote. Ghalibaf, a former Revolutionary Guards commander and police …

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Iran denies reports on presidential election date

Iran’s Guardian Council has dismissed media reports on the date of the presidential elections in 2017. Accoring to the council's message, the spokesman of the Guardian Council, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, did …

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Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

Iran's new parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in this month, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country's evolving politics. Official results Saturday showed that reformist and …

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Reformists win majority in Iranian parliament

Reformist and moderate politicians allied with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won most seats in second-round parliamentary elections, the Interior Ministry of Iran reports. According to recent reports, the reformists won 38 …

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Latest results of runoff elections in Iran

In the runoff elections held on Friday to determine the makeup of Iran’s 10th parliament, 34 Reformists, 22 Principalists, 1 on both lists and 11 Independent candidates secured a seat in the 290-member …

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Iran starts second round of parliamentary elections

The second round of the parliamentary elections started today in Iran. The citizens of the Islamic Republic started voting to elect 68 out of 290 members of the Parliament, which failed to get 25% of votes cast in the first round of the …

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Counting of votes at elections in Iran completed

The counting of votes at the elections to the Majlis and the Assembly of Experts finished in Iran. According to Interior Ministry of Iran, reformers received at least 85 seats in the Majlis, moderates received 73 seats, conservatives …

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Media: Iran has denied issuing visas to US congressmen

The Iranian authorities have denied issuing visas to three Republican congressmen who planned to attend the parliamentary elections as observers, Washington Free Beacon reports. "Iran has refused to issue travel documents to three …

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 Iran votes in favor of reformers

According to the preliminary results of the elections to the Majlis and the Assembly of Experts, the Conservatives received 106 seats in the 290-seat parliament. But it is noted, that they can lose the majority due to the large success …

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About 60% of electorate voted in Iranian elections

At the elections to the parliament (Majlis) and the Assembly of Experts of Iran, held yesterday, about 58% of voters voted, or 32 million people. According to the representative of the Iranian Ministry of Internal Affairs, a more …

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Completion of voting postponed in Iran once again

The high voter turnout has forced the Interior Ministry of Iran to prolong the voting at today's elections to the Majlis and the Council of Experts once again. "The voting was extended until 10:00 pm local time (9:30 pm …

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