Partial election results indicate that Iranian reformists will win all 30 parliamentary seats in Tehran, handing hard-liners an embarrassing defeat.
However, none of Iran’s three main political camps – reformists, conservatives or hard-liners – is expected to win a majority in the 290-seat assembly.
State media said Sunday that reformists – who favor expanding social freedoms and improving relations with the West – are set to win all of Tehran’s seats. It was not immediately clear what percentage of the votes had been counted.
Final results from Friday’s elections – the first since last year’s landmark nuclear agreement – are expected Monday.
The agreement appears to have provided a major boost to moderates allied with President Hassan Rouhani, who championed the deal in the face of intense hard-line opposition.