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Effect of Call for Iran Vote Boycott Still Unclear

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Effect of Call for Iran Vote Boycott Still Unclear

Effect of Call for Iran Vote Boycott Still Unclear

Effect of Call for Iran Vote Boycott Still Unclear

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Iran's disputed parliamentary elections took place Friday. Reformers called for a boycott because most of their candidates were barred from running by the country's hard-line clerics. It's not clear at this point how widespread the boycott was. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Mike Shuster, who visited two polling places — one was virtually deserted, another jammed with voters. It seems inevitable that Iran's next Parliament will be more conservative.

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