Iranian Elections

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Iranian Elections

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Friday, Iranians turned out in large numbers to select members of parliament, its Majlis, and seven members of its 88-member Assembly of Experts.

Responsible for selecting Iran's Supreme Leader, its members serve 8-year terms. Meeting twice annually, it's comprised of a leadership council and six committees.

Held every four years, at stake are 290 seats in parliament, candidates aged-30 to 75 eligible to run.

Around 58 million Iranians are eligible to vote, citizens aged-18 or older.

Candidates from 208 constituencies ran for office, Tehran the largest.

Iranian elections are open, free and fair, shaming the US money-controlled duopoly system — one-party rule with two right wings.

The Guardian Council vets political aspirants to protect and preserve Iran's Islamic character and national sovereignty from hostile imperial efforts t
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