Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Iran Elections 2020: Voters Start Casting Ballots

Iranian people have started casting their votes in the country's parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections.

The polling stations opened across the country at 8:00 am (local time) despite concerns about an outbreak of Coronavirus.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was among the early voters.Iran Elections 2020: Voters Start Casting Ballots

More than 7,000 candidates are competing to enter the parliament. A winning candidate must have at least 20 percent of the votes cast in their constituency in order to become lawmaker for a four-year term.

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

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