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Date: 21 December 2015 13:57
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 21
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
Iran is the first country in the region which is run by people's votes, the Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani said.
He made the remarks after putting forward his nomination for the election of the Assembly of Experts which will be held February 2016, the official IRNA news agency reported Dec. 21.
Iran is also the first regional country which is managed with religious democracy, Rouhani said.
He also called all parties and political groups to participate in the elections.
The Assembly of Experts is comprised of 86 Islamic scholars (Mujtahids) who are elected by the public to eight-year terms. The Assembly of Experts is an influential body in charge of supervising the supreme leader and organizations under his direct control as well as electing a successor for him.
On Dec. 17, Iran started the nominee registration process for the election of the assembly.
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