40% of Majlis Nominees Approved in 2nd Round

40% of Majlis Nominees Approved in 2nd Round

The Guardians Council spokesman said the qualifications of nearly 40% of nominees for the Feb. 26 parliamentary elections have been approved. In an interview with IRNA on Sunday, Nejatollah Ebrahimian said the Election Monitoring Board has finished its part of the process of vetting nominees, while it has been unable to approve the qualifications of about 60% of the nominees. The Guardians Council is a top-level body comprised of jurists and legal experts tasked with supervising the election. “A large portion of these people are not well known and have no public records on political or social activities,” he said. “They can object to their disapproval and submit documents about their related experiences.” Ebrahimian also explained that some nominees did not possess the basic requirements and qualifications of some others were disapproved in the past elections. The final list of qualified candidates will be released on February 16, 2016.


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