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Iranian conservative says MPs resignations can be subject to prosecution

Head of Electoral Supervisory Board of Tehran, Shahr-e Rey and Shemiranat Hojatoleslam Ahmad Azimizadeh on Sunday said that given any resignation under the current conditions would be taken as interference with the elections trend, it would be subject to prosecution, IRNA reported from Tehran.

Speaking at the meeting held by the council of deputy heads of Tehran Electoral Supervisory Board, he added that the recent resignations, the tone of the statement issued to the effect and the remarks made by a number of disqualified nominees showed that the Guardians Council (GC) has not fulfilled its task properly and in accordance with law.

"Such approaches to legal trend could be taken as another reason for their lack of commitment to the upcoming elections and is subject to legal prosecution," he added.

The official voiced the board`s firm determination to cooperate closely with the executive officials to prepare the grounds for holding a glorious balloting within its legal period.

"Despite the remarks made on resignation of a number of officials in this electoral center, we hope that the attempts of related executive officials, particularly the governors, district governors and members of the Executive Electoral Board would help hold elections vigorously and with wide public turnout on the scheduled day, February 20, 2004."

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