TEHRAN, Nov. 5 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's Parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of a proposal that will require presidential candidates to have an MA (Masters degree) or an equivalent of it from religious schools.
The approval was in line of with a reformation of the presidential election law.
Of the 206 legislators present 151 voted in favor, 31 against and 6 abstained.
The Majls ratification should be endorsed by the Guardian Council to become a law.
In reaction to an MP who protested such a requirement, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said, "The prerequisite of having masters' degree by presidential candidates is like a prerequisite for Majlis candidates."
Currently those who run for parliamentary seats should have a master's degree.
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