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2/5/04

Over 46 million Iranians eligible to vote

The latest statistics released by the Ministry of Interior shows that some 46,351,032 individuals of the entire population are eligible to vote at the seventh parliamentary elections slated for February 20, IRNA reported from Tehran.

According to the report, the figure excludes the population of the quake-hit Bam city.

A closer look at the statistics revealed that Tehran province with 8,261,061 voters accounting for 17.82 percent of the total nationwide balloters has the highest rank.

The report said that Khorassan and Isfahan provinces with 4,542,980 and 3,116,665 eligible voters respectively rank second and third.

"Fars province with 2,933,764 individuals ranks forth and Kohkilouyeh-Boyer Ahmad province scores fifth with 398,067.

"The statistical reports available at the sixth Majlis show a total of 38,726,431 eligible voters at the sixth term parliamentary elections," it added.

The report said that in accordance with the election law, having Iranian nationality, being 15 years of age and sanity are among the qualifications of the voters.

"According to the law, those born on February 20 1988 will vote in the upcoming elections for the first time in their lifetime," it concluded.

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