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Iranians head to polls to pick new parliament


21 February 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Iranians are casting votes today to elect a new parliament in the country’s eleventh parliamentary election.

It can be taken as a test for the popularity of President Hassan Rouhani’s reformist-moderate camp, which has dominated Parliament since 2016.

Elections for Iran’s 290-member Parliament are set amid escalating political tensions, economic struggles and concerns of low participation.

The specter of the coronavirus infection that has killed two people also adds another layer of uncertainty to the electoral process.

State television on Friday quoted the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that voting in the elections is a religious duty.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Publish Date : 21 February 2020 10:09 AM

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