Elections in Iran

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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.

Until January 2007, when it was raised to 18, the voting age was 15 years, the lowest globally at the time.[1]

The most recent presidential election and the most recent local elections were held on 14 June 2013, simultaneously for the first time.[2][3] The most recent parliamentary election and the most recent Assembly of Experts elections were held on 26 February 2016.

Upcoming elections[edit]

2017 presidential election[edit]

2017 local election[edit]

Elections since 1979[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Majlis elections[edit]

Latest elections[edit]

2016 Assembly of Experts election[edit]

2016 parliamentary election[edit]

2013 presidential election[edit]

The 2013 Iranian presidential election was held on 14 June 2013. Hassan Rouhani was elected to succeed outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Candidate Party Votes %
Hassan Rouhani Moderation and Development Party 18,613,329 50.88
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf Progress and Justice Population 6,077,292 16.46
Saeed Jalili Stability Front 4,168,946 11.31
Mohsen Rezaee Resistance Front 3,884,412 10.55
Ali Akbar Velayati Front of Followers 2,268,753 6.16
Mohammad Gharazi Independent 446,015 1.22
Valid votes 35,458,747 96.58
Blank or invalid votes 1,245,409 3.42
Total votes cast 36,704,156 100
Registered voters/turnout 50,483,192 72.70
Sources: Ministry of Interior of Iran

2013 local elections[edit]

2012 parliamentary election[edit]

2006 Assembly of Experts election[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Election Data Archives