According to the Agency IRNA, the overwhelming number of seats in the elections to the Council of experts and the Parliament of Iran from the capital region were won by supporters of the reforms United around President Hassan Rouhani and former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The conservatives managed to hold the Council of experts of only one candidate. Lost the election including the incumbent Chairman of the Council Mohammad Yazdi, and Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, considered the spiritual mentor of the former President from the conservative forces of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The only hardliner, who made it into the Council of experts, was Ahmad Jannati the head of guardian Council having the right to veto the nomination of candidates to the Board of experts.
With regard to elections to Parliament from the capital region, the reformers got all 30 places.
The Council of experts — a meeting of theologians, chosen by popular vote. There are 88 people with the right to appoint or remove the Supreme leader — the Rahbar.
Friday’s elections were the first in Iran after the lifting of international sanctions. In the country they were regarded as a de facto referendum on confidence in the Rouhani government and the policy of improving relations with the West, reports Reuters.
Despite the success in Tehran reformers fail to win a majority in the Parliament and the Council of experts, because outside the capital region in the elections to largely defeat the conservatives.