Iran reports high turnout in parliament vote
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Facts and Figures
Population: 75 million
Eligible voters: 48 million
Minimum voting age: 18 years
Number of seats: 290 seats
Number of candidates: 3,444, after 36% were disqualified
Number of voting stations: 47,000
Election day: March 2
Official turnout in 2008: 61%
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