Iranian legislative election, 1947
All 137 seats to the National Consultative Assembly
Parliamentary elections were held in Iran in 1947. The newly elected parliament was opened on 17 July. The election was a three-way power struggle between Ahmad Qavam, Mohammad Reza Shah and pro-Britain conservative politicians.:240
Prime Minister Qavam's control over electoral machinery was in many districts challenged by "Imperial Iranian Army officers, independent local magnets and pro-British provincial governors".:240–241
A public protest by shopkeepers, bazaaris and university students and headed by Mohammad Mosaddegh among other politicians was held to call for a free elections, however, despite Qavam's promise to hold a free election, it was "rigged" and his Democrat Party of Iran won the majority, including all 12 seats in Tehran.:240–241
|Democrats||80||Mohammad-Reza Hekmat (conservative wing)|
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar (intellectual right-wing)
|National Unionists||35||Ezatollah Bayat, Ardalan and Matin-Daftari|
|National Caucus (pro-British)||25||Madani and Taheri|
- Mohammad Mosaddegh, though not a member of the parliament, led the main opposition. National Front was established in 1949 and hence was not present in the election. Most opposition members were Iran Party former members who split to Iran Unity Party after its alliance with Tudeh Party and Azerbaijani Democratic Party.
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