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Over 1,000 candidates registered for Iranian parliamentary elections

Over 1,000 hopefuls have so far registered for Majlis election:
minister
Tehran, Jan 9, IRNA - Iran news agency
www2.irna.com/en/news/view/menu-234/0801096461151709.htm

Over 1,000 applicants have registered their names for parliamentary
elections throughout the country, Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-
Mohammadi announced on Wednesday.

Talking to reporters at the end of a cabinet session, he added that so
far, more than 1,000 hopefuls have enrolled for the upcoming Majlis
election, slated for March 14.

Enrollment of candidates for the 8th Majlis elections started last
Saturday morning throughout the country and will continue till Friday.

The 8th Majlis election and the by-election for the Experts Assembly
in the constituencies of Tehran, Qazvin, Ilam and East Azarbaijan
provinces will concurrently be held on March 14.

Registration of hopefuls for the Experts Assembly by-election started
in those constituencies on January 3.

All those having completed 18 years of age and above can participate
in the elections and vote for hopefuls who run for the 290-seat
parliament.

Belief in and commitment to Islam and the Islamic Republic of Iran,
allegiance to the Constitution and Velayat-e Faqih, having good
physical health, holding at least an Associate of Arts/Science degree
or its equivalent, lack of criminal records and aged between 30 and 75
are among pre-requisites for the nominees.
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