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Iran Guardians ease election bans

The conservative Guardian Council says it has reversed bans on a third of the candidates initially barred from standing in Iran’s upcoming elections. “More than 1,160 candidates were reinstated,” the council said on Friday, after a deadline for reviewing the bans expired. The body originally disqualified about 3,600 of 7,900 candidates. The bans had drawn protest from reformist MPs, and a boycott threat from a student group. Full Story

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