Iran elections Five things to know


Iran elections: Five things to know

Image caption Reformists and conservatives will be trying to increase their influence

Iranians go to the polls on 26 February in key elections: one for a new parliament, and the other for the top clerical body that appoints the country"s most powerful official, the Supreme Leader.

The ballots, which are the first in Iran since the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions, will test the public mood and indicate the direction the country is heading.

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