Iran’s Top Judge Hails Election Turnout
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian nation’s wise and huge presence in the Friday elections debunked the enemies’ analyses of the Islamic Republic’s political situation, Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said.
In a message on Sunday evening, the top official said the high turnout in the parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections led to the failure of the propaganda campaign launched against Iran by enemies.
He also called for unity, rapport and concerted action to build the country with an end to the election competitions.
Ayatollah Amoli Larijani himself has been elected to the Assembly of Expert with the highest number of votes in the northern province of Mazandaran.
Countrywide parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections were held in Iran on Friday.
More than 60 percent of some 55 million eligible voters cast their ballots at around 53,000 polling stations across the country.
4,844 and 161 candidates have been running for the parliament and the Assembly of Experts, respectively.
There are 290 seats in the Iranian parliament, elected by direct vote of people in nationwide election for four years.
The Assembly of Experts is also a high-ranking body that elects and oversees the activities of the leader of the Islamic Revolution.
Members of the 88-seat assembly are directly elected to office by people for an eight-year term. It holds biannual meetings to appoint a new chairman.