Apr 29, 2016, 8:34 AM
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Iran holds run-off election for parliament

Tehran, April 29, IRNA - Iranians cast votes in parliamentary run-off elections held across the country on Friday.

According to the elections headquarters, 136 nominees are running for 68 seats in Iran's 290-seat parliament.

The candidates are competing to secure seats for 55 constituencies in which no candidate achieved a clear majority during the February general elections.

About 17 million voters are eligible to go to the ballot boxes for the run-off elections across the country.

There will be no run-off vote in the capital, Tehran, as the candidates close to the President Hassan Rouhani gained all the 30 seats in February.