The extreme right in Iran is the victor in the elections for the Ninth Majlis. The ruling conservative United Principlist Front and the ultraconservative Resistance Front of Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi are poised to capture nearly 80 percent of the seats in the new Majlis.
There would be a second round of voting in Tehran, where none but the top 5 candidates received more the required 25 percent of the votes to be elected. The unusual development in Tehran, and some other districts outside the capital, was the result of the two leading conservative groups splitting the votes almost equally between them.
The Ministry of Interior has estimated the turnout at 64 percent nationwide and 48 percent in Tehran. The highest turnout ever reported in the parliamentary elections was 71 percent for the Fifth Majlis in 1996, and the lowest turnout was in 2008 for the current Majlis at 51 percent. The average reported turnout in all the nine elections is 60 percent.