Iranian legislative election, 1963

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Iranian legislative election, 1963
State Flag of Iran (1933-1964).svg
← 1961 17 September 1963 1967 →

All 200 seats to the National Consultative Assembly
  First party Second party
  Hassan-Ali Mansur.jpg Assadollah Alam.jpg
Leader Hassan Ali Mansur Asadollah Alam
Party New Iran Party People's Party
Seats won 140 16
Seat change Increase 140 Decrease 49

Prime Minister before election

Asadollah Alam
People's Party

Elected Prime Minister

Hassan Ali Mansur
New Iran Party

Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 17 September 1963.[1] The result was a victory for the New Iran Party, which won 140 of the 200 seats. Voter turnout was 91.7%.[1]

It was held a few months after the 'White Revolution referendum' and the subsequent demonstrations in June.

Before the elections, opposition figures such as National Front and Freedom Movement activists were jailed and no genuine opposition candidates were permitted in the elections.[2]

The elections were "rigged and far from a legitimate process".[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
New Iran Party 140 New
People's Party 16 –49
Independents 44 +12
Invalid/blank votes
Total 5,593,826 200 0
Source: Nohlen et al.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, Dieter; Grotz, Florian; Hartmann, Christof (2001). "Iran". Elections in Asia: A Data Handbook. I. Oxford University Press. p. 68–69. ISBN 0-19-924958-X. 
  2. ^ Cottam, Richard W. (1979). Nationalism in Iran: Updated Through 1978. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 309. ISBN 0822974207. 
  3. ^ Rieffer-Flanagan, Barbara Ann (2013). Evolving Iran: An Introduction to Politics and Problems in the Islamic Republic. Georgetown University Press. p. 85–86. ISBN 9781589019782.