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Iran Holds First Elections Since 2022 Uprising; Low Turnout Expected

HeadlineMar 01, 2024

In Iran, polls have opened in the first elections since an anti-government uprising rocked the country in 2022 following the death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody. Voters are casting ballots for 290 parliamentary seats and 88 seats on the Assembly of Experts, which appoints the supreme leader of Iran. But turnout is expected to be low amid calls for a boycott and voter disenchantment.

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