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Reformists Seeking High Turnout in Majlis Vote

Reformists Seeking High Turnout in Majlis Vote Reformists Seeking High Turnout in Majlis Vote

Despite the disqualification of a large number of reformist hopefuls, an Iranian lawmaker said the reformist camp is intent on increasing voter participation through advocating for the inclusion of candidates from all sides of the political spectrum in the upcoming parliamentary election.
Dismissing rumors that reformists will boycott the parliamentary poll, Ramin Nourqolipour, a member of the pro-reform “Hope” faction in the Majlis, told ICANA that reformists are in fact encouraging greater turnout. 
The 11th round of parliamentary election is due Feb. 21.
The lawmaker noted, “The attendance of candidates representing all parties can boost voter participation. We are hopeful that the Guardians Council [the electoral watchdog] will reconsider some of the disqualifications.”

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