Iranian legislative election, 2000

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Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 18 February 2000, with a second round on 5 May.[1] The result was a victory for the Islamic Iran Participation Front and its allies, which won 216 of the 290 seats in the Majlis.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

The elections were conducted using a two-round system, with the number of candidates progressing to the second round being double the number of seats available. Candidates required an absolute majority to win a seat in the first round, and plurality to win in the second round.[3] Five seats reserved for minority groups including Jews, Zorastrians, Armenians from the north and south of the country and one elected by Assyrians .[3]


A total of 6,083 candidates contested the elections.[4] 225 of the 290 seats were won in the first round of voting.[4]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Islamic Iran Participation Front and allies 216 New
Combatant Clergy Association and allies 74 –36
Combatant Clerics of Tehran and allies 0 –80
Executives of Construction Party and allies 0 –80
Invalid/blank votes
Total 290 +20
Registered voters/turnout 38,726,386
Source: IPU, Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p68 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al, p74
  3. ^ a b Iran IPU
  4. ^ a b Elections held in 2000 IPU