Elections in Iran
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politics and government of
Iran elects on national level a head of state and head of government (the president), a legislature (the Majlis), and an "Assembly of Experts" (which elects the Supreme Leader). Also City and Village Council elections are held every four years throughout the country. The president is elected for a four-year term by the people. The Parliament or Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis-e Shura-ye Eslami) has 290 members, elected for a four-year term in multi- and single-seat constituencies. Elections for the Assembly of Experts are held every six years. Mayors will be elected by popular vote for the first time in 2013. All candidates have to be approved by the Guardian Council. See Politics of Iran for more details.
2013 presidential election
The 2013 Iranian presidential election was held on 14 June 2013. Hassan Rouhani was elected to succeed outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
|Hassan Rouhani||Moderation and Development Party||18,613,329||50.88|
|Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf||Society of Engineers||6,077,292||16.46|
|Saeed Jalili||Revolutionary Stability||4,168,946||11.31|
|Mohsen Rezaee||Development and Justice Party||3,884,412||10.55|
|Ali Akbar Velayati||Islamic Coalition||2,268,753||6.16|
|Blank or invalid votes||1,245,409||3.42|
|Total votes cast||36,704,156||100|
|Sources: Ministry of Interior of Iran|
2013 local elections
2012 parliamentary election
This election was seen as essentially a contest between conservative hardline factions as many of the reformist leaders were under house arrest in particular the two main opposition leaders. Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, who ran for president in 2009. The reformist parties boycotted the elections although independents and women candidates did run.
State officials said the turnout was over 64 percent which is higher than the 57 percent in the 2008 parliamentary vote.
The result saw the conservatives now with 63.5% of seats in the Majlis (parliament). The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was seen as tightened his grip on Iran's faction-ridden political climate at the expense of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
|Parties and coalitions||Votes||%||Seats||%||+/–|
|Conservatives||United Front of Conservatives||19,087,397||59.7%||98||34.8%||–3|
|Front of Islamic Revolution Stability||43||14.8%||–7|
|Monotheism and Justice Party||17||5.8%||–27|
|Insight and Islamic Awakening Front||5||1.7%||+4|
|Reformists||Democratic Coalition of Reformists||11,451,367||35.5%||60||20.6%||+19|
|Assyrian and Chaldean (Catholic)||4||1.3%||+3|
|Total Religious Minorities||14||4.8%||+9|
|Total parliamentary seats||290||100.0%||±0|
|Valid votes||31,972,190 (98.4%)|
|Invalid votes||497,747 (1.6%)|
|Sources: Ministry of Interior|
2006 Assembly of Experts election
- O'Toole, Pam (12 March 2008). "Iran's first-time voters split". BBC News. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
- 2013 Iranian general elections
- Iran's local elections will be held with presidential
- "Khamenei allies trounce Ahmadinejad in Iran elections - The Times of India". The Times Of India.[dead link]
- Princeton University Iran Data Portal
- 2009 Iranian elections page on BBC Persian
- BBC Persian on Iran presidential elections
- Video Archive of Iranian Elections
- Adam Carr's Election Archive
- The Network of iranian law in persian, english & french
- Constitutional law in french
- Iranian law in english
- Iranian law in french
- Iran Electoral Archive