Iranian legislative election, 1988

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All 270 seats to the Islamic Consultative Assembly
136 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Karubi in zanjan.jpg Mahdavi Kani.jpg
Leader Mehdi Karroubi Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Alliance Lefts Rights
Last election - 262
Seats won 161 88

Prime Minister before election

Mir-Hossein Mousavi

Elected Prime Minister

Mir-Hossein Mousavi

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The third National Consultative Assembly elections after Iranian Revolution was held on 8 April 1988 and the first meeting was held on 29 May 1988. Parliament Speaker was Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani until his election as president. Then Mehdi Karroubi became the Speaker.The deputy speakers were Hossein Hashemian and Asadollah Bayat-Zanjani. The number of members who were of clerical origin was 77.[1]

In this period and after revision of the constitution, the name of the National Consultative Assembly officially changed to the Islamic Consultative Assembly.

e • d Summary of the April 8, 1988 Majlis of Iran election results
Orientiation of candidates Votes % Seats % of Seats
Lefts 161
Rights 88
Independents 21
Total (Turnout around 59.72%) 100 270 100
Source: IPU


  1. ^ Heslep, James W. (Fall). "The Decline of Clerics in the Iranian Majles". Monitor 7 (1). Retrieved 2 August 2013. 

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