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Parliamentary elections have begun in Iran.

IRNA reports that more than 7,000 people will vie for the 290 seats in parliament.

Elections are held at 208 polling stations.

Jamal Orf, chairman of Iranian Elections Headquarters, had said that 57 million 918 people out of the 83 million Iranians have the right to vote in these elections.

The Iranian parliament has five seats for religious and ethnic minorities, and, accordingly, two seats are allocated for Armenians living in Iran.

The deputies of the Iranian parliament are elected for 4 years.

Iran's new parliament will begin work in late May.

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