February 6, 2016

TURN OUT, TURN OUT, TURN OUT...:

Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, has reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections (ALI AKBAR DAREINI, 2/06/16, Associated Press)

The report on Iranian state TV on said a list of approved candidates has been conveyed to the Interior Ministry. It said over 6,200 candidates have been approved to run for the 290-seat parliament. [...]

Prominent reformist Hossein Marashi said moderates intend to strongly contest the vote, seeking to curb the power of parliamentary hard-liners.

"We won't boycott the elections despite the difficulties we have faced. In districts where we don't have candidates, we may support moderate conservatives to defeat extremists," he said.

Posted by at February 6, 2016 7:13 AM

  

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