Iran: Vote Turnout 65 percent

A03860316.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- The turnout in Iran’s parliamentary elections was 65 percent, far higher than in the last legislative vote four years ago, a top election official said.

“Around 65 percent of the electorate took part in the elections, which is more than the last election,” said Habibollah Hassan Khanlou, the secretary of the interior ministry’s election office.

Over the past weeks, Iranians from different walks of life promised a high turnout in the elections, stressing that they intended to show Western countries that the Islamic Republic is unified at a time of tensions over its nuclear program.

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