21 February 2020 - 15:31
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Ayatollah Mortazavi Shahrudi:
Ayatollah Mortazavi Shahrudi said, “People’s participation in the election should strengthen the Islam and blind the enemies of Iran.”

RNA - Ayatollah Mortazavi Shahrudi a great source of emulation of Khorasan province cast his vote in the 11th parliamentary and midterm Assembly of Experts elections.

During casting his ballot, his eminence said, “People’s participation in the election should strengthen the Islam and blind the enemies of Iran.”

The 11th parliamentary elections and the midterm elections for the Assembly of Experts – a body whose members designate the country’s Leader – are being held simultaneously.

Last year, Iran's parliament objected to a motion to increase the number of the seats, keeping the figure at 290.

A total of 57,918,000 people are eligible to cast their ballots, therefore; there would be one lawmaker at the parliament per each 190,000-strong segment of the Iranian population.

A total of 7,148 candidates, including dozens of Iranians from the religious minorities, are running for the parliament.

In capital Tehran, 1,335 candidates are contesting one of the 30 allocated seats on the legislature.

The lawmakers are elected for a 4-year term, with no limitation for the incumbent or former parliamentarians to run again.

Rasa News Agency

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