Iran's Guardian Council reinstated number of disqualified nominees for upcoming elections
Secretary of Iran's Guardian Council (GC) Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati on Friday confirmed that a number of other disqualified hopefuls for the upcoming Majlis elections have been reinstated by the GC on the basis of expediency and order of Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
Jannati made the remarks as he addressed a mass gathering of supervisors of the upcoming elections in Tehran.
Vetting of the nominees ended Thursday evening with all its ups and downs, he said, adding a number of disqualified nominees were reinstated due to some reasons that the Supreme Leader considered as expedient and by his order.
According to IRNA, the GC secretary, however, added this issue will not have a considerable impact on the Majlis elections.
The Guardian Council okayed the qualifications of a number of other disqualified hopefuls on the order of Ayatollah Khamenei and announced the new list to the Supreme Leader's office last night and will also inform the Interior Ministry today (Friday), he added.
Jannati noted that there were pressures on the GC to minimize the number of disqualifications and also to show that the GC's thorough probe was unsuccessful. He added: "We did our best to observe the constitution and the Supreme Leader's guidelines."
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