Iranians have turned up en masse outside polling stations to vote in a second round of parliamentary elections, state TV reported, with allies of President Hassan Rouhani seeking to take seats from conservatives.
Rouhani’s reformist allies made major gains in February 26 elections to parliament and a clerical body that will elect the next Supreme Leader. But they failed to win a majority of the 290-member assembly.
The current parliament is dominated by backers of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
“People will vote for 68 undecided seats in constituencies where candidates failed to get 25 percent of votes cast in the first round of the election,” Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said.