1984 Iranian legislative election

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Iranian legislative election, 1984

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All 270 seats of Islamic Consultative Assembly
136 seats needed for a majority
  First party
Leader Ali Khamenei
Party Islamic Republican Party
Leader since 1981
Leader's seat Did not stand
Last election 85
Seats won 130
Seat change Increase 45
Percentage 48.14%

Prime Minister before election

Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Islamic Republican Party

Elected Prime Minister

Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Islamic Republican Party

Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 15 April 1984, with a second round on 17 May.[2] The majority of seats were won by independents, whilst the Islamic Republican Party was the only party to win seats. Voter turnout was 65.1% in the first round.[3]

Freedom Movement of Iran declared that it would boycott the elections, after its headquarters was attacked and the authorities refused to permit the party to hold two seminars.[4]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Islamic Republican Party 130 +45
Independents 140 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 15,815,986 100 270 0
Registered voters/turnout 24,300,000 65.1
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ a b "1984 Parliamentary Election", The Iran Social Science Data Portal, Princeton University, archived from the original on 2012-05-30, retrieved 10 August 2015
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p68 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ Nohlen et al., p69
  4. ^ Houchang E. Chehabi (1990). Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran Under the Shah and Khomeini. I.B.Tauris. p. 296. ISBN 1850431981.