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Iran begins candidates' registration for parliamentary elections

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-12-02 10:55

TEHRAN - Iran on Sunday began registration of the candidates for the upcoming legislative elections, Tasnim news agency reported.

The 11th round of parliamentary elections in Iran is slated for Feb 21, 2020, four years after the previous ones in 2016.

The registration of the candidates began at the Iranian Interior Ministry in the capital Tehran, provincial governorates across the country as well as Iran's embassies, consulates and political missions abroad.

Parliamentary hopefuls could get their names registered for the race until Dec 7.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, who has been in position for 12 years, will not run in the upcoming elections, according to the report.

Iran's Assembly of Experts elections will also be held simultaneously across the country in February next year.

The Assembly of Experts is a deliberative body empowered to designate and dismiss the supreme leader of Iran.

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