- Title: IRAN: Candidates register for Iranian parliamentary election
- Date: 7th January 2008
- Summary: (BN08) TEHRAN, IRAN (JANUARY 7, 2008) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF IRAN'S INTERIOR MINISTRY VARIOUS OF CANDIDATES REGISTERING FOR PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION VARIOUS OF A CLERIC PREPARING HIS DOCUMENTS AND IDENTIFICATION CARD FOR REGISTRATION PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION NOTICE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE REGISTERING AT INTERIOR MINISTRY (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) CANDIDATE FOR PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION, AHMAD REZA KHAZAIE, SAYING: "We have to be the mind and mouth of the people in parliament and we have to be able to defend the people bravely and solve their problems based on the country's rules and regulations." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE REGISTERING VARIOUS OF LEILA SADAT ZAFERANCHI WAITING TO REGISTER (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) CANDIDATE FOR PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION, LEILA SADAT ZAFERANCHI, SAYING: "I hope that the result of this election will be the best one for our country and all the people." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE REGISTERING OFFICIALS SITTING AT DESKS
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- Topics: Domestic Politics
- Story Text: Parliamentary candidates in Tehran register to stand in Iran's March election.
Candidates in Tehran signed up to stand in Iran's parliamentary election on Monday ( January 7).
Registration for the March 14 election started on Saturday (January 5) and will continue till Friday (January 11).
Ahmad Reza Khazaie was one of the applicants registering at the Interior Ministry on Monday. He said the country's future parliamentarians had to be responsible for the people,
"We have to be the mind and mouth of the people in parliament and we have to be able to defend the people bravely and solve their problems based on the country's rules and regulations," he said.
Another candidate, Leila Sadat Zaferanchi, said she hoped to serve all Iranians by entering parliament,
"I hope that the result of this election will be the best one for our country and all the people," she said.
The Interior ministry said on Monday about 1856 people have enrolled so far and only 160 of them were female.
The March election will pit conservatives who now dominate the 290-seat parliament against moderates seeking a comeback.
Applicants will be screened by the clergy-based Guardian Council and the final list of approved candidates will be announced on March 5. Candidates will then have one week to campaign.
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