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Ahmadinejad’s rivals lead in polls, president’s sister out

March 3, 2012

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The conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are leading in the parliamentary elections in Iran, while the president’s sister failed to win a seat in the Garmsar district, dpa reported referring to local media.

Early stats: Iran’s parliamentary elections turnout 66 percent

March 3, 2012

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Informed sources said that a sum of 32 to 33 million Iranians have voted in the country’s 9th parliamentary elections on Friday, putting the public participation rate at around 66 percent, although early official estimates will be released Sunday night, Fars news reported.

Polling stations in Iran out of ballot papers, media surprised by high turnout

March 2, 2012

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Governor of Tabriz city in Northwestern Iran stressed people’s high and fervent turnout in the ninth parliamentary elections, and said polling stations in his city ran out of ballot papers just a few hours after polling started, Fars reported.

Ten people arrested in connection with parliamentary elections in Iran

March 2, 2012

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Ten saboteurs were arrested in Iran in connection with the parliamentary elections, the head of the election security department, Mohammad-Naqi Baqeri said, Mehr reported.

Parliamentary elections: Iran going for the international record

March 2, 2012

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Iran is going for the international record for the number of people participating at the parliamentary elections, chairman of the Iranian State Commission on elections Sulet Murtazavi said.

Parliamentary elections in Iran take off: 3 hours later…

March 2, 2012

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So, 3 hours ago 9th parliamentary elections in Iran officially took off with country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei casting first vote.

Parliamentary elections coming up: Iran’s crackdown on freedom of expression escalates

February 28, 2012

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Iran’s crackdown on freedom of expression has dramatically escalated in the run up to this week’s parliamentary elections, Amnesty International said today.

Iran’s police issues statement on upcoming parliamentary elections

February 23, 2012

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Iran’s police has released a statement regarding the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran, Fars news reported. The elections will be held on March 2. The Guardian Council of Iran earlier approved more than 2,700 of 4,877 registered candidates.