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. The result was a victory for the Islamic Iran Participation Front and its allies, which won 216 of the 290 seats in the Majlis.
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. Five seats reserved for minority groups including Jews, Zorastrians, Armenians from the north and south of the country and one elected by Assyrians .
|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|
|Source: IPU, Nohlen et al.|