Iran Guardian Council to Review Election 'Mistakes'
The head of Iran’s hard-line Guardian Council said Friday the watchdog panel was willing to reverse any “mistakes” made when it banned thousands of liberal candidates from running in parliamentary elections. The Guardian Council’s move to bar nearly half of 8,200 hopefuls from running in the Feb. 20 vote has prompted dozens of top government officials to threaten to resign. Reformist parties have said they may boycott the election. Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said the 12-member panel, which has received more than 3,000 complaints from disqualified candidates most of whom are reformist allies of President Mohammad Khatami, would inform candidates of any changes by Jan. 30. Full Story