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‘Conservatives to rule Iran parliament’

Iran's new parliament will be largely dominated by conservatives who support supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to latest results Monday of last week's election.
AFP | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2012 11:48 PM IST

Iran's new parliament will be largely dominated by conservatives who support supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to latest results Monday of last week's election.

The parliament, also known as the Majlis, will have about half of its current members replaced by newcomers, many of whom ran on an "independent" ticket.

But the complex structure of Iran’s politics and the uncertainty over factional allegiances and personal ties make it tough to predict the equilibrium of the newly elected lawmakers, who are divided betw­een supporters and critics of Ahmadinejad.

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