Islamic establishment claim control of Iranian parliament
POSTED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8:34am
NBC News — Iranians headed to the polls friday for run-off parliamentary elections. One-hundred-thirty candidates are competing for the remaining 65 seats.
Conservative rivals of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed control of parliament in the first round of elections. More than two-thirds of the seats were won by the ruling Islamic establishment, effectively giving them complete control of the governing body.