Iran MPs seek to change law so voters can only vote for candidates from their own religion

By World Watch Monitor

Conservative MPs within Iran’s parliament are proposing that Iranians should only be allowed to vote for members of their own religious group.

In Iran, where 90-95% of the population is Shia Muslim, this will essentially mean that it will be impossible for members of religious minorities to be elected.

The move comes on the back of a national debate following the suspension of a Zoroastrian recently re-elected to the city council of Yazd, an historic city in central Iran with many ancient Zoroastrian sites.