Iranian legislative election, 1984

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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
Registered 24,143,498[1]
Turnout 64.64%[1]

  First party
  Portrait of Ali Khamenei, 1985.jpg
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, 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.