Election Time In Iran May Be Extended, Headquarters Says


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 1. The parliamentary and Assembly of Experts election in Iran may be extended, the country's Election Headquarters said, Trend reports.

According to the headquarters, the time of 12th parliamentary election and the 6th Assembly of Experts election is set until 18:00 (GMT +3:30), but if necessary, this period may be extended.

To note, Iran is conducting its 12th parliamentary election and the 6th Assembly of Experts election.

The election has commenced at 08:00 and is being held in 1,218 constituencies and approximately 59,000 polling stations in 31 provinces.

About 61.2 million (61,172,298) people are eligible to vote in the election.

About, 15,200 people will compete for 290 seats in the Iranian parliament. The current speaker of the Iranian Parliament is Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

The Assembly of Experts, responsible for supervising the Supreme Leader of Iran's appointment, dismissal, and overall conduct, has 144 candidates battling for 88 available seats. The current chairman of the Assembly is Ahmad Jannati.

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