- 60% of eligible voters went to the polls, an unexpectedly high turnout
- The moderate majority could improve Iran's ties with the West, particularly the U.S.
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(CNN)For the first time ever, Iranians on Friday voted to elect two key government bodies at the same time: lawmakers to the 290-seat Parliament and 88 members for the Assembly of Experts.