Elections in Iran
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|Government of Islamic Republic of Iran|
Iran elects on national level a head of state and head of government (the president), a legislature (the Majlis), and an "Assembly of Experts" (which elects the Supreme Leader). Also City and Village Council elections are held every four years throughout the country. The president is elected for a four-year term by the people. The Parliament or Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis-e Shura-ye Eslami) has 290 members, elected for a four-year term in multi- and single-seat constituencies. Elections for the Assembly of Experts are held every eight years. All candidates have to be approved by the Guardian Council. See Politics of Iran for more details.
The most recent presidential election and the most recent local elections were held on 14 June 2013, simultaneously for the first time. The most recent parliamentary election and the most recent Assembly of Experts elections were held on 26 February 2016.
The nature of the elections in Iran have been a contentious issue. Since the inception of the Islamic Republic in 1979, many Western governments, human rights groups, independent observers and dissident organizations have described the post-Imperial elections as sham elections since its political system is considered regularly labelled as anti-Western, undemocratic, authoritarian and totalitarian governed by the Supreme Leader.
Elections since 1979
2017 Presidential election
|Hassan Rouhani||Moderation and Development Party||23,636,652||57.14|
|Ebrahim Raisi||Combatant Clergy Association||15,835,794||38.28|
|Mostafa Mir-Salim||Islamic Coalition Party||478,267||1.16|
|Mostafa Hashemitaba||Executives of Construction Party||214,441||0.52|
|Invalid/blank registered votes||1,200,931||2.90|
|Total registered votes||41,366,085||100|
|Source: Ministry of Interior|
2017 Local election
2016 Assembly of Experts election
2016 Parliamentary election
- O'Toole, Pam (12 March 2008). "Iran's first-time voters split". BBC News. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
- 2013 Iranian general elections
- Iran's local elections will be held with presidential
- Election Data Archives
- The Outcome of Iran’s Parliamentary Elections
- Iran Data Portal, Princeton University
- Iran Electoral Archive, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
- Results of parliamentary elections, Inter-Parliamentary Union
- Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive