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Computerized vote count decision still effective - Tehran's Elections HQ Chief

Tehran, Dec 15, IRNA-Head of Tehran Constituency Elections Headquarters said here on Friday as long as Interior Ministry has issued no other order, decision on computerized vote count would be effective.

Abdollah Rowshan added in an interview with IRNA, "Fifty four computer sites are allocated to vote count of December 15th three simultaneous elections.

He said, "The Interior Ministry and the Supreme Council for Supervision over Elections (SCSE) have previously announced their positive viewpoints on computerized vote count."

Rowshan added, "The SCSE has all the same changed its mind now on computerized vote count, voicing its negative vote on the matter." He said, "But Tehran Elections Headquarters has not received any new official order from the Interior Ministry on the matter and the vote count would be computerized, unless we would receive a new state order on the case."

In related news, The Secretary of Tehran Constituency Elections Headquarters Ebrahim Rezvani had earlier told IRNA that the vote count in Tehran province would definitely be manual.

The Managing Director of the country's Elections Headquarters Ali-Asghar Kar-Andish, too, had on Thursday said that the votes for Tehran Constituency City and Rural Islamic Councils would be counted by computers.

Yet, the Head of the Supreme Supervision Council over Tehran Constituency City and Rural Islamic Councils Elections, Seyyed Ali Riyaz told IRNA on Friday that those councils' vote count would be manual, just like their previous ones.

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