Iran to Hold Run-off Parliament Votes April 25

A00905685.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran will hold run-off votes on April 25 for parliamentary seats not decided in a first election round earlier this month.More than 200 of parliament’s 290 seats were decided in the first round and the Interior Ministry said over 70 percent of those went to conservatives, who call themselves “principlists” for their loyalty to the Islamic Republic’s ideals.

The Guardian Council, a supervisory body of clerics and jurists, said run-offs would take place on Friday, April 25.

The second round will take place in 43 constituencies, which can have more than one seat in each.

Officials have not given a precise breakdown but previous comments indicated about 208 seats were won in voting on March 14, suggesting about 82 seats will go to run-offs where hopefuls did not win enough votes in the first round.

Meantime, the Guardian Council has also said that it will re-check random ballot boxes in the capital.

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