Iranian legislative election, 1971

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 9 July 1971.[1] The result was a victory for the New Iran Party, which won 230 of the 268 seats in the Majlis and 28 of the 30 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was around 35%.[2] The elections were boycotted by the Pan-Iranist Party, which complained that the government held a monopoly over campaign broadcasts on state radio and television, and also claimed that its newspaper had been censored.[2]

Following the elections, Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda formed a new government on 13 September.[2]



Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Iran Party 230 +50
People's Party 37 +6
Independents 1 –2
Invalid/blank votes
Total 268 +49
Source: IPU


Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Iran Party 28 +2
People's Party 2 –2
Independents 0 0
Appointed seats 30 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 60 0
Source: IPU


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p68 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ a b c 1971 IPU