Elections to the Majlis of Iran were held on 14 March 1980 and 9 May 1980. A total of 270 representatives were to be chosen. It was the first and only free parliamentary election ever held after the fall of Shah. However severe restrictions were imposed by pro-theocratic forces on next subsequent elections. On 29 May 1980, the first meeting was held. Of 216 members, 137 were clerics.