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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the good turnout in different elections in the country, noting that the votes guarantee the existence of the Islamic Establishment.
According to Tasnim news agency, President Rouhani said at a Tuesday session of the High Council of Cultural Revolution in Tehran “The poll is a guarantee of the survival and might of the Islamic Establishment.”
One of the reasons that the Islamic Republic presses ahead vigorously despite all plots and woes is the strong support it receives from the nation, in the form of votes, he explained.
Earlier this month, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei also noted that massive presence of people in the upcoming elections will secure the country against hostile schemes.
Iran is going to hold the Assembly of Experts and the parliamentary elections simultaneously on February 26.
Around 6,300 candidates, including some 600 women and dozens of Iranians from the religious minorities, are running for the parliament. There are 290 seats in the Iranian parliament up for grabs.
Hundreds of candidates are also running for the 88-member Assembly of Experts, a high-ranking body that elects Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
Members of the assembly are directly elected to office by people for an eight-year term. It holds biannual meetings to appoint a new chairman.