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Guardian Council: Low Participation does not Delegitimise Election

Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, the spokesperson for the Guardian Council, said that if there is a low turnout for this election, this will not effect the legitimacy of the result, saying that while many hoped for a high turnout “from a legal point of view, a low turnout does not pose any legal problem for the validity and legitimacy of the election”. Kadkhodaei was only speaking of the legal consequences of a low turnout, not the political ramifications. In other news, the Guardian Council has asked for more time to review the qualifications of candidates, meaning that the announcement of candidates should take place no earlier than May 27.

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