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Publish Date: 18:09 - 11 September 2020
Friday, 11 September 2020_Iranian voters have voted across the country in run-off parliamentary elections in which 10 seats are up for grabs in the 290-seat Majlis.

Iran holds run-off parliamentary vote amid strict COVID-19 measuresAs part of measures to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, all voters and the people involved in the elections are obliged to wear face masks and hand gloves and refrain from any gathering outside the polling places.

The voting started at 8:00 am (local time) in 3,100 polling places located in 23 counties and 10 constituencies in Alborz, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Golestan, Khuzestan, Ilam, and Zanjan provinces.

Iran’s parliamentary elections were held on February 21, 2020. Over 24 million people took part in the polls with the overall turnout of more than 42 percent.

The elections took 279 lawmakers into the 290-member legislature. The second round to elect the 11 remaining seats was expected to be held in April, but was postponed until September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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