Iran announces results of parliamentary run-off vote
Iran on Saturday announced the results of the parliamentary run-off vote, saying 65 seats have been decided in the stage, Mehr news agency reported. According to Mehr, out of the 65 seats, 22 went to the rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, referred to as United Front of Principalists, and 11 to his supporters, called Resistance Front.
Also, 11 candidates who seized the Majlis (parliament) seats were included in both the camps' lists. Independents, reformists and other political factions won the rest of the legislature seats in the run-off contest.
In the first round of the elections held in early March, 225 out of the total 290 seats had been filled, of which 75 percent went to loyalists to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and powerful clerics.
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Posted by: Steve White 2012-05-06