CNN reports that Parvin Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President’s sister, lost her bid for a seat in the parliamentary elections, which is viewed as a blow to the leader and, according to one analyst, a “possible sign of fraud.”
Running in her family’s hometown of Garmsar, Ahmadinejad was defeated by a conservative rival in Friday’s elections for the Majlis, Iran’s parliament.
More than 64 percent of eligible voters showed up at the polls, picking from among some 3,400 candidates.
It’s first time Iranians are voting since the allegations of voter fraud in the 2009 elections, which resulted in huge protests challenging President Ahmadinejad’s re-election.
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