Iranian legislative election, 1971

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Iranian legislative election, 1971
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All 268 seats in the Majlis
30 seats in the Senate
  First party Second party Third party
  Amir Abbas Hoveyda.jpg Assadollah Alam.jpg No image.svg
Leader Amir-Abbas Hoveyda Asadollah Alam Fazlollah Sadr
Party New Iran Party People's Party Iranians' Party
Majlis seats 230 37 1
Seat change Increase 50 Increase 6 Increase 1
Senate seats 28 2 0
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2 Steady

Prime Minister before election

Amir-Abbas Hoveyda
New Iran Party

Elected Prime Minister

Amir-Abbas Hoveyda
New Iran Party

Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 9 July 1971.[1] The result was a victory for the New Iran Party, which won 230 of the 268 seats in the Majlis and 28 of the 30 elected seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was around 35%.[2] The elections were boycotted by the Pan-Iranist Party, which complained that the government held a monopoly over campaign broadcasts on state radio and television, and also claimed that its newspaper had been censored.[2] Its offshoot, Iranians' Party, won a seat by its secretary-general.[3]

Following the elections, Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda formed a new government on 13 September.[2]



Party Votes % Seats +/–
New Iran Party 230 +50
People's Party 37 +6
Independents 1 –2
Invalid/blank votes
Total 268 +49
Source: IPU


Party Votes % Seats +/–
New Iran Party 28 +2
People's Party 2 –2
Independents 0 0
Appointed seats N/A N/A 30 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 60 0
Source: IPU


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p68 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ a b c 1971 IPU
  3. ^ "Iranian Party", Iran Almanac and Book of Facts, Echo of Iran, 1974, p. 124