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Vote counting continues in Iran’s twin elections

28 February 2016 9:21



Vote counting is still underway in Iran’s twin elections, says the office of Tehran’s governor.

At least 33 million out of the 55 million eligible voters took part in Iran’s 5th Assembly of Experts election and Iran’s 10th parliamentary election on Friday.

Meanwhile, vote counting in Tehran and some other major cities, including the northeastern city of Mashhad, continued.

In the capital, votes from around 1,400 parliamentary ballot boxes are being counted, Ali Asghar Naser-Bakht, a deputy governor, was quoted by IRNA as saying early on Sunday.

He added that around 1,000 Assembly of Experts ballot boxes, mostly from northern Tehran, are also to be fully counted.

Most of the votes throughout the country were shared among Principlists while Reformists were set for a landslide victory in the capital.

Based on initial results, Iran’s former vice president Mohammad Reza Aref is leading the capital city’s parliamentary list, followed by Ali Motahari.

Alireza Mahjoob, Soheila Jelodarzadeh and Elias Hazrati, were the other candidates leading the list in Tehran.

Tehran’s Assembly of Experts list was led by Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council and former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and President Hassan Rouhani.

The list continues with Mohammad Agha Imami Kashani, Mohsen Ghomi and Mohammad Ali Movahed.

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