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Iran Majlis elections campaign ends
Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:58AM
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The electoral campaign for Iran’s Majlis elections has officially drawn to a close on the eve of the country’s 9th parliamentary vote amid expectations of a high voter turnout.


Iranians will go to the polls on Friday, March 2, to select by ballot the most qualified individuals for the legislative posts.

Majlis candidates launched the weeklong campaign last Thursday by introducing their plans to the public.

On Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei predicted a high turnout in the upcoming parliamentary elections, describing the event as yet another firm slap in the face of the world arrogance.

The Leader said that the Iranian nation will display their firm determination to the enemies of the country and deliver another heavy punch to the face of hegemonic powers, one that would be even heavier than the one on February 11 during rallies marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution throughout the country.

Over 48 million Iranian voters are eligible to cast their ballots.

More than 5,400 registered to run in the race for the 290 parliamentary seats.

Iran's Guardian Council, charged with supervising the elections, approved the competence of more than 3,400 hopefuls.

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