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DATE=5/5/2000 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=IRAN VOTE / POLL (L-ONLY) NUMBER=2-262043 BYLINE=DALE GAVLAK DATELINE=KARAJ, IRAN CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Iranians voted today (Friday) in a second round of parliamentary elections. Reformers were hoping to build on February's landslide victory. Dale Gavlak visited a mosque in Karaj [pron: `KAHR-azh] to sample voter opinion. TEXT: /// SFX: MOSQUE POLLING STATION, CALL TO PRAYER /// Turnout was light at the mosque in Karaj, 50 kilometers west of Tehran. The reform movement is fearful that discouraged supporters did not come out to vote, thereby leaving many constituencies open to their well-organized conservative rivals. But university student Esam Nazim is optimistic that reformers will have the ultimate parliamentary victory. /// NAZIM ACT /// The next parliament is not for the conservatives. They don't have the power to say to the people of Iran to be quiet. They can't say that, of course. This parliament will be opened [convened], I am sure you will see. /// END ACT /// Reformers also fear that hard-liners may angle to try to delay the opening of Iran's parliament. Conservatives have controlled the legislature since the 1979 Islamic revolution. But analysts say they have lost touch with Iran's youth, who are supporting President Mohamed Khatami's reform policies. A conservative voter at the polling station, Mohamed Javad, says there is no such thing as a reform movement in Iran. /// JAVAD ACT IN FARSI-ESTABLISH & FADE UNDER /// He says people outside of Iran are trying to create a schism between right and left. He adds that the only reform happened at the time of the Islamic revolution. But Mullah Ali, an Islamic cleric voting at the mosque, disagrees. He speaks through a translator: /// ALI / TRANSLATOR ACT /// The Islamic Revolution is shedding skin like a snake. /// END ACT /// Mullah Ali says that many Iranians are advocating reform, but at a moderate pace. There were no run-off elections in Tehran, where the hard-line Guardians' Council has yet to declare final results. Initial findings showed that all but one of 30 seats went to reformers in the capital. Stunned by the reformists' landslide victory in the first round of balloting, analysts say the hard-liners annulled 12 of the results and may still try to refuse others. (Signed) NEB/DG/GE/WTW 05-May-2000 14:29 PM EDT (05-May-2000 1829 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .