Iran's parliamentary election:
Candidates enrollment shows 15-percent growth
Tehran (IP) - The spokesman for 'Iran's Election Headquarters' said on Saturday that the recent statistics show a 15-percent growth of enrolment, comparing with the last term of the Parliamentarian elections.
Iran Press/ Iran news: The spokesman for 'Iran's Election Headquarters', Seyyed Esmaeil Mousavi, said in a news conference on Saturday that some 13896 people have enrolled as the candidates for the 11th round of the Parliamentarian elections, from whom 12 percent were female and 88 percent were male.
"In other words, some 1605 women and 12291 Men have officially registered their names," Mousavi said.
He also went on to highlight that the statistics show a 15-percent growth of enrolment comparing with the 10th term of the Parliamentarian elections held 4 years ago.
Mousavi also explained that Tehran Province is at the top of the list with 3138 people officially registered their names as the candidate for the upcoming election and the province of Fars with just 739 people enrolled at the end of the list.
Referring to the Iranian Assembly of Experts election enrolment procedure, Mousavi added that out of 57 people who enrolled as the candidates, 31 people were from Tehran, 17 people from Qom, 2 people from Fars Province, 2 people form Razavi Khorasan and 2 people from North Khorasan province.
Mousavi's remarks came on the last day of parliament election registration. The enrolment process ended at 18 PM Tehran time.
The 11th round of parliamentary elections in Iran is slated for Feb. 21, 2020, four years after the previous one in 2016. The enrolment process started as of December 1 and it will end on December 7. 101/207