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Iran's Interior Minister: Principalists won 71 percent of seats in 8th Majlis

Tehran, March 15, IRNA - Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi said on Saturday that the principalists won 71 seats while other political groups won 29 remaining seats of the 8th Majlis.

Speaking to reporters, he said 60 percent of qualified voters took part in the eighth parliamentary elections and cast their votes.

On the results of Tehran's constituency, he said it will be declared two days before start of new year holidays but the election results in other constituencies will be by Saturday night.

Pour-Mohammadi also praised the significant and powerful role of Iranian mass media which spared no efforts to mobilize the country's public opinion.

Iranian mass media practically managed to foil all propaganda campaigns launched by the enemies of Iran, he said.

Some 22,839,000 eligible voters took part and cast their ballots in the 8th parliamentary elections on March 14, said the minister.

Some 68.48 percent of the voters were female and the remaining 32.51 percent were male, he said.

Western hackers tried to disrupt Iran's parliamentary elections which were for the first time conducted in a computerized way but to no avail, underlined Pour-Mohammadi.

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