More Iranians Seeking to Run in Municipal Elections in May 1 234 567

More Iranians Seeking to Run in Municipal Elections in May

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Iran's state TV says a significantly higher number of Iranians are seeking to run in the municipal elections next month.

Monday's report says 287,000 hopefuls -- or 14 percent more than four years ago -- submitted their candidacies, hoping to be approved to contest the vote for the nearly 110,000 members for city councils across Iran.

The candidates had a week to register and those approved will be announced by a parliament-led committee early next month.

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