Moderates win majority in Iran Parliament

Posted on:01 Mar 2016 12:56:15

Moderates win majority in Iran Parliament
01 March 2016 Current Affairs GK: Moderates close to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won key seats in the country’s parliament, dealing a setback to hard-liners opposed to the Iranian leader’s policy of more openness to the West.In the first parliamentary election since Mr. Rouhani’s government reached a nuclear deal in July with the U.S. and other world powers, the results were on track to produce a parliament in which his alliescould outnumber conservatives and hard-liners in the 290-seat parliament.>President Rouhani's allies won 85 seats while the moderate conservatives won 73, giving them the majority in the 290-seat Parliament. Iran's moderates can also appoint the Supreme Leader with their 50-seat majority in the 88-member clerical body Assembly of Experts.

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