Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, presents a draft of the country's new budget and sixth development plan to the parliament speaker Ali Larijani in an open session of parliament, in Tehran, Jan. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Around 60 percent of would-be candidates for Iran's parliamentary vote in February including many reformists have been rejected by the authorities, official media reported Monday.The committee is dependent on the Guardian Council, a panel of conservative preachers and jurists, to vet registered candidates and oversee the elections.The capital has 30 representatives in Iran's 290-member parliament.The Reformists' High Council for Elections Monday called for the Guardian Council to revise its decision and asked President Hassan Rouhani to intervene.In 2012, about 62 percent of nearly 5,300 registered candidates for the parliamentary elections were approved.
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