01-09-2016 12:42 AM Jerusalem Timing

Over 200 Hopefuls Win Seats in Iran Elections

Over 200 Hopefuls Win Seats in Iran Elections

With vote counting complete in more than 90 percent of the constituencies across Iran, over 200 Majlis hopefuls have won enough votes to secure seats in the Iranian parliament

Iran Majlis electionsWith vote counting complete in more than 90 percent of the constituencies across Iran, over 200 Majlis hopefuls have won enough votes to secure seats in the Iranian parliament.

According to Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, vote counting is still underway in Tehran with two Principalist candidates, Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel and Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi leading the 60-member candidate list.

The Election Headquarters, which is affiliated to Iran's Interior Ministry, announced that in 30 constituencies, the candidates with the highest vote count but less than 50 percent of cast votes would have to participate in a run-off vote.

Early vote count results show that more than 64 percent of eligible voters have cast ballots in Iran’s parliamentary election compared to a 51% in the previous elections, with 75 percent of the candidates from the Principalist camp securing Majlis seats.