Results in parliamentary voting in Iran on Friday show that the ruling Iran Novin (New Iran) Party will retain governmental control.
VARIOUS SHOTS PEOPLE VOTING AT POLLING CENTRES; PRIME MINISTER VOTING.
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Background: Results in parliamentary voting in Iran on Friday show that the ruling Iran Novin (New Iran) Party will retain governmental control. The people of Iran were electing a new Lower House and half the Upper House of parliament.
Results available today (Sunday) reveal that the Iran Novin party has won 27 seats for the Lower House and 15 for the upper house in the capital, Teheran, and main provincial centres.
The opposition Mardom (Peoples) party has so far won six seats in the lower house.
One of the most important tasks of the new parliament will be to provide for rule by regent, should the Shah, now 47, die before the six-year-old Crown Prince Reza reaches maturity.
The Shah appoints the members of the 60-strong Upper House.
The Iranian prime minister, Amir Abbas Hoveida, and his wife turned out at a central polling booth in Teheran to cast their votes.