Mar 03, 2019 10:34 Asia/Tehran

Parliamentarians in the Majlis have agreed that registering to contest future elections will only be possible through party political lists.

Iran Press/Iran news: In the open session of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) on Sunday, MPs voted to approve article 4 of a bill to make future parliamentary elections provincial.

140 MPs voted in favor of article 4, 84 voted against, and five MPs abstained from the vote. A total of 244 MPs were present in the Majlis at the time of the vote.

Article 4 requires registering to contest future parliamentary elections to be done only through party political lists or lists of political factions. Only approved political parties and factions can field 'lists of candidates'. 211/103