Iran’s reformists do well in Tehran, while hard-liners control parliament

Ahead of final results of the Iranian elections, the reformists led by President Hassan Rouhani and ex-President Hashem Rafsanjani, appear to have captured the 30 seats allotted to Tehran in the 290-member national parliament (Majlis), as well as 15 of the 16 seats for the Assembly of Experts which chooses the supreme leader. Turnout was nearly 60 percent of eligible voters. Final results are to be released in the coming hours. The conservatives, who retain of control of parliament, accuse the reformers of gaining ground by succumbing to foreign interference in the vote.

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