Iranian legislative election, 1961

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Iranian legislative election, 1961

1960 ←
1961 → 1963

All 200 seats to the National Consultative Assembly
  First party Second party
  Manouchehr Eghbal.jpg Assadollah Alam.jpg
Leader Manouchehr Eghbal Asadollah Alam
Party Party of Nationalists People's Party
Seats won 75 65
Seat change Increase 4 Increase 29

Prime Minister before election

Jafar Sharif-Emami

Elected Prime Minister

Ali Amini

Parliamentary elections were held in Iran in 1961, after the elections the previous year had been annulled by the Shah.[1] The result was a victory for the Party of Nationalists, which won 75 of the 200 seats.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Party of Nationalists 75 +4
People's Party 65 +29
Independents 32 +12
Other parties 28 +19
Invalid/blank votes
Total 200 +64
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p68 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p73