Feb 24, 2020 13:47 UTC
  • Iran’s Larijani lauds people’s participation in elections

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the people’s participation in the parliamentary and the Assembly of Experts elections gave credit to “the main pillar of democracy” in the Islamic Republic.

According to Tasnim news agency, addressing an open session of the parliament on Monday, Larijani expressed his gratitude to the Iranian people for the recent nationwide rallies marking the 1979 Islamic Revolution’s victory and their participation in the Friday elections and said, “The dear nation, by going to the ballot boxes, has given credit to the main pillar of democracy (parliament).”   

By electing their representatives, the people determined a major part of the path to rule the country over the next four years, he added.

The parliament speaker also offered his congratulations to the candidates who were elected in the polls and expressed hope that they will work hard to fulfill the demands of the nation, given the sensitive conditions of the country.

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 6:00 p.m. local time but finally, voting was prolonged until 12:00 a.m. local time.