This is the first vote for Parliment that has happened since the sanctions have been lifted in Iran. Reformers were hoping to make inroads, but the Guardian Council, which oversees the election process has all but eliminated any real chance of dramatic changes as they have disqualified 99% of the candidates put forward by moderates.  A big change, however, is in the number of female candidates running with a total of 584 being on the ballot.

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