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Iran: Conservatives Pick Up Bulk of Parliament Seats After 1,000s of Candidates Barred from Running

HeadlineFeb 24, 2020

In Iran, conservative candidates affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards picked up the majority of parliamentary seats in an election that saw the lowest voter turnout since the 1979 revolution. Over 7,000 possible candidates were disqualified ahead of the elections — the first since the U.S. resumed harsh sanctions against Iran. Turnout in Tehran was just 25%, with Ayatollah Khamenei loyalists winning all available seats.

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