2-fold increase in number of candidates for 10th Majlis elections

Tehran, Dec 26, IRNA – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Saturday that number of candidates for the February Majlis elections has risen two-folded compared to the previous parliamentary polls.

Fazli said 12,123 individuals have signed up the list of candidacy for the 10th Majlis elections.
He said that as for the 5th Experts Assembly elections, 801 persons have signed up the candidacy list, showing a 62 percent increase in comparison to the previous round of elections.
The Minister said Tehran with 2,769 candidates has a share of about 23 percent of total candidates.
He said 73 percent of those signing up the list are below the age of 50, while the figure was 67 in the 9th term. He added that less than five percent of the group are between 60 and 75 years of age.
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