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Iran Awaits Results of Vote for Parliament

Kayhan Safadi, his wife Shahrzad and daughter Shadi cast votes Friday in Iran's parliamentary elections.
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Kayhan Safadi, his wife Shahrzad and daughter Shadi cast votes Friday in Iran's parliamentary elections.

Final results from Friday's disputed parliamentary elections in Iran are not expected for several days.

A boycott was urged by reformists after 2,500 reform candidates were disqualified from running for office. Many observers expect turnout to be relatively low as a result.

Four years ago, voter turnout was 67 percent, and reformists were swept into power. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.