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Fatemeh Rahbar, a conservative politician who had recently been elected as one of the 30 representatives of Tehran in the Iranian Parliament, has died of COVID-19.
Iran’s interior ministry has announced the details of the voter turnout in the recent parliamentary elections for each province separately.
Iran's interior minister says over 24 million Iranians, out of a total of about 58 million eligible voters, took part in the recent parliamentary elections, putting the overall voter turnout at 42.57 percent.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has thanked the Iranian people for their high turnout in the February 21 elections despite propaganda campaigns by foreign media.
A report by Iranian reformist newspaper Etemad has blamed the country’s Guardian Council for preventing the reformist figures from running for parliamentary seats, saying the candidates affiliated with the reformists have been practically granted compulsory leave for the next term of the Parliament.
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has hailed the people’s turnout in the country’s legislative elections, saying that fortunately reports from various places suggest the people have participated in this year’s elections as passionate as in previous rounds.
Iran's election authorities have extended voting for two more hours as people queue up to cast their votes in the country’s parliamentary election on Friday.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has shrugged off the new US sanctions against members of Iran’s Guardian Council as a sign of failure of the US policy of maximum pressure.
A new decree issued by Iran’s Election Headquarters has obviated the need for fingerprints on the ballot papers in the ongoing elections as part of preventive measures to avoid coronavirus in the country.