Iran Awaits Results of Vote for Parliament

Boycott Urged By Reformists May Dampen Turnout Total

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Kayhan Safadi and family

Kayhan Safadi, his wife Shahrzad and daughter Shadi cast votes Friday in Iran's parliamentary elections. Mike Shuster/NPR News hide caption

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Final results from Friday's disputed parliamentary elections in Iran are not expected for several days.

A boycott was urged by reformists after 2,500 reform candidates were disqualified from running for office. Many observers expect turnout to be relatively low as a result.

Four years ago, voter turnout was 67 percent, and reformists were swept into power. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.



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