More than 16,000 candidates register for the parliamentary election in Iran

More than 16,000 candidates register for the parliamentary election in Iran
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  • calendar-gray 09 December 2019

The spokesman for the Guardian Council wrote on his Twitter account late on Saturday that competency of the candidates for the parliamentary elections will be studied according to the constitution, APA's Tehran bureau reports.

Abass Ali Kadkhodaei, who also serves as the deputy secretary-general of the council, wrote that time for registration of candidates ended on Saturday evening and "more than 16,000 candidates register for the 11th parliamentary election." 

Jamal Orf, the Interior Ministry director for election headquarters, announced on Sunday that 248 sitting MPs and 633 former MPs have registered to run for parliament.

He said, "Monitoring and executive teams will review competency of the registered candidates and will announce the final list according to the constitution."  

The Interior Ministry started registering candidates for the parliamentary elections on December 8. It ended on December 7.

The election will be held on February 21, 2020.

The elections will be held in over 200 constituencies across the country’s 31 provinces.

Suleyman Farzaliyev

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