Feb 24, 2020 09:33 UTC
  • Iranian people winners of elections: Judiciary chief

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Hojatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Ra’eisi praised the presence of the people in the Friday elections and said they were the real winners of the polls.

According to Tasnim news agency, addressing a meeting of the supreme council of the Judiciary in Tehran on Monday, Hojatoleslam Ra’eisi said “The winners of the elections were the great nation of Iran, not a particular faction or party.”

The top official further emphasized that now, it is the elected candidates’ turn to take action to resolve the people’s problems.

The final result of the parliamentary elections was announced on Sunday, showing that Principlists, the main rivals of the reformists, had won the polls.

The nationwide votes for the parliament and the midterm elections of the Assembly of Experts officially began in Iran on Friday morning and closed at midnight.

Voting hours were extended four times. The deadline was initially set at 6 p.m. local time but finally, voting was prolonged until 12 a.m. local time.

Having gone through a formal qualification process by Iran’s Guardian Council, a total of 7,148 candidates, including dozens of Iranians from the religious minorities, ran for the parliament.

There were 290 seats in the parliament up for grabs. The lawmakers are elected for a 4-year term, with no limitation for the incumbent or former parliamentarians to run again.