Iran to hold run-off election for parliament

Iranians are getting ready to cast votes in parliamentary run-off elections to be held Apr. 29.

According to the elections headquarters, 136 nominees are running for 68 seats in Iran's 290-seat parliament, IRNA reported Apr. 28.

The candidates are competing to secure seats for 55 constituencies in which no candidate achieved a clear majority during the February general elections.

About 17 million voters are eligible to go to the ballot boxes for the run-off elections across the country.

There will be no run-off vote in the capital, Tehran, as the candidates close to President Hassan Rouhani gained all the 30 seats in February.

Source: Trend