Number of Sunni candidates for Iranian parliamentary elections doubles

Tehran, IRNA – Mohsen Eslami, the spokesperson for Iran’s election headquarters, has announced that 1,824 Sunni candidates have registered for the upcoming Iranian parliamentary elections, which has doubled compared to 2015 (the 10th legislature of the Islamic Republic of Iran).

Eslami also told IRNA on Sunday that 14% of the candidates are women from Alborz, Tehran, Qazvin, North Khorasan, and Razavi Khorasan provinces. This represents an increase of more than 2% compared to the 10th parliamentary elections.

The initial registration process for the Iranian parliamentary elections has recently been completed.

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