Iran begins run-off parliamentary vote

Polls opened on Friday for the second round of Iran's legislative elections, state media reported, with conservatives expected to further tighten their grip on the new parliament.

Iran begins run-off parliamentary vote
Polls for the second round run-offs opened at 8:00 am (0330 GMT) and were due to close at 6:00 pm (1330 GMT) although an extension is possible in the case of a heavy turnout.

Around 21 million Iranians out of an electorate of 44 million are eligible to vote to choose MPs for the 82 seats in the 290-seat chamber which were not decided outright in the first round on March 14, state media said.

Previous reports had said that 81 seats were being contested in the second round.

Agencies
Last Mod: 25 Nisan 2008, 14:22
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