In an address to a ceremony held in Tehran on Tuesday, Jahangiri referred to elections as an opportunity for fixing the country’s problems in political and management fields, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Iran’s Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni said 250,000 forces have been mobilized to ensure security of the country’s elections on February 26.
The commander told reporters on Tuesday that police will also employ 18 helicopters to guarantee security during the election time all over the country.
General Momeni had announced last week that the Law Enforcement Force has established a special headquarters to provide security for the upcoming polls.
Around 500 journalists from 29 countries will cover the elections, Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry said.
The ministry announced on Tuesday that the foreign reporters will represent media outlets from different countries, including Japan, the US, Britain, Germany, Italy, China, Turkey, Qatar, Canada, Lebanon, Australia, and Colombia.
According to Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, some 129,000 ballot boxes will be available in 53,000 stations all over the country for the polls.
There are currently 290 seats in the Parliament and lawmakers are elected by direct vote of people for four years.
The Assembly of Experts is also a high-ranking body that elects and oversees the activities of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.