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Conservatives Win Iran Parliamentary Elections – Report


In Iran, the conservatives are winning the parliamentary elections that have drawn to a close. 3,400 candidates exerted themselves to win the 290 seats in parliament.

The reformers have chosen to boycott the election. According to unofficial reports, the turnout was close to a record-high, making up at least 64%.

The Shiite clergy feels that this is a sign of trust in the Islamic regime, an approval of the government’s nuclear policy and their inflexibility in the recently aggravated standoff with the West.

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