21 February 2020 - 20:28
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Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani:
Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani emphasized on the importance of people mass participation in the election.

RNA - Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani cast his ballot in the 11th parliamentary and midterm Assembly of Experts elections and said, “In the elections, people should consider their duties from different aspects.”

“Based on Quranic verses, God the Almighty always protects whom are pious and serve people”, his eminence added.

“People should vote for those who serve the society and are virtuous.”, the prominent lecturer for the Advanced Seminary courses at Qom seminary concluded.

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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