A female politician who was legitimately elected "first alternate member" of the city council in Qazvin, Iran, was denied her right to sit among the other representatives because she was deemed "too sexy" by the conservative election review board.
Nina Siakhali Moradi, 27, ran on a platform of "Young Ideas for a Young Future," and managed to garner just under 10,000 votes, earning her the title of first reserve among council members.
When a ranking member was selected to take on the duties of mayor, Moradi was bumped up to full-fledged council member per election rules.
But officials promptly nullified her votes and disqualified her, allegedly over her attractive physical appearance.
Speaking to the local press, Moradi pushed back against the decision, saying she earned her seat through the people's vote.
"It is illegal for the election review board to disqualify someone who had initially been qualified to run and then later won the election," said Mohammed Olaiyehfard. "It seems that this is a pretext in order to create an obstacle in order for this individual to not be able to join the Qazvin City Council."
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