Iran’s Election Watchdog Cancels Result for Western Parliamentary Seat

Published June 23rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The conservative-dominated Guardians Council has annulled the parliamentary election victory of a pro-reform candidate in western Iran, reported Iran News Agency (IRNA) Friday.  

The council, which supervises elections, overturned the selection of Khaled Tavakoli to represent Saqqez and Baneh in the western province of Kurdistan "for various reasons," the agency said. 

The council also upheld the elections of an independent candidate who will represent Borujen in the south and a reformist from Bushehr on the Gulf. 

Pro-reform forces hold 80 percent of the seats in parliament, which was elected in two rounds of voting, in February and in May, said IRNA. 

But so far, only 276 of the 290 seats in the body have been filled.  

The Guardians Council has not yet announced the results of 10 elections held on May 5th, and elections for some districts have not been held yet, according to the agency - 


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