Tehran (IP) - The Interior Ministry's Director for Election Affairs Esmaeil Mousavi said that the run-off election for the 11th term of parliament was the first experience of holding elections during the coronavirus pandemic by observing all health protocols.

Iran PressIran News: Although the run-off elections for the 11th term of the Islamic Consultative Assembly was held in only 10 constituencies, it is a model for the upcoming elections, The Interior Ministry's Director for Election Affairs Esmaeil Mousavi said on Saturday.

Esmaeil Mousavi noted that fortunately, both observers and people observed the health protocols well.

Holding the run-off elections for the 11th term of the Islamic Consultative Assembly is a model for the 1400 elections (2021 presidential election), and these elections will be held on a larger scale, and the necessary measures have already been considered for holding it, Mousavi reiterated in an exclusive interview with Iran Press.

The run-off elections for the 11th term of Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly to determine 10 seats began at 8 am local time on Friday.

This round of the election was held in 3,100 branches and 10 constituencies, and about 100,000 people cooperated with the elections headquarters.

Voting for run-off elections of the 11th term of the Parliament was held in all branches of constituencies of Lanjan and Semirom of Isfahan, Karaj, Eshtehard, and Fardis of Alborz province, Dehloran, Darreh shahr, Abdanan of Ilam Ahvaz province, Bavi, Hamidiyeh, and Karun of Khuzestan province, Zanjan and Tarom of Zanjan province, Bijar of Kurdistan province, Kermanshah, Eslamabad Gharb and Dalahou of Kermanshah province, Kordkoy, Bandar Turkaman, Bandar Gaz and Gomishan of Golestan province and Mianeh of East Azarbaijan province.

Due to not being infected with the coronavirus, it is mandatory for all people, including those in charge of the ballot box, the supervisor, the candidates' representatives, the governor, and the Guardian Council, as well as the voters, to observe the health protocols, and these people must wear masks and gloves at the polling stations.

Out of 290 seats in the parliament, the status of 179 seats in March elections was determined by vote and elections, and 11 constituencies have been drawn to the run-off elections due to the disqualification of one of the two candidates in Mianeh constituency in East Azerbaijan province.


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