Iranian local elections, 2006

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Iranian City and Village Islamic Councils elections, 2006
Iran
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Alliance Principlists Reformists
Provincial capitals
per Hamshahri[1]
155 / 257 (60%)
43 / 257 (17%)
per Fars[2]
192 / 267 (72%)
75 / 267 (28%)
per IRNA[3]
188 / 233 (81%)
41 / 233 (18%)

Speaker of the Supreme Provinces Council before election

Mehdi Chamran
Alliance of Builders

Elected Speaker of the Supreme Provinces Council

Mehdi Chamran[4]
GCP

The Iranian City and Village Councils election of 2006 took place on December 15, 2006. People elected representatives for City and Village Councils, who in their turn elected the mayors.

The elections happened on the same day as the election for the Assembly of Experts.

Candidates[edit]

Every city and village in the country elected representatives. Iran's 46.5 million eligible voters elected about 233,000 candidates for more than 113,000 city and rural council posts.[5]

Results[edit]

Partial results about other cities indicate:[6]

  • In Isfahan, Ahmadinejad's supporters won 3 out of 11 seats
  • In Tabriz, Ahmadinejad's supporters won 4 out of 16 seats
  • In Qom, Ahmadinejad's supporters won 3 out of 9 seats
  • In Shiraz, Ahmadinejad's supporters won 1 out of 11 seats
  • In Ardabil, Ahmadinejad's supporters won 1 out of 9 seats

Province capitals[edit]

Principlists Reformists Independents Reported by
Total PSS
155 / 257 (60%)
40 / 257 (16%)
43 / 257 (17%)
59 / 257 (23%)
Hamshahri Online[1]
188 / 233 (81%)
N/A
41 / 233 (18%)
5 / 233 (2%)
IRNA[3]
192 / 267 (72%)
40 / 267 (15%)
75 / 267 (28%)
N/A Fars News Agency[2]

Controversy about the results[edit]

The reformist candidates protested Ministry of Interior delays in announcing provisional results, and its failure to announce provisional results for two days after the end of the election. This contravened normal practice, where results were announced gradually as vote counting was under way. The candidates also claimed fraud in counting the votes, mentioning lost vote boxes[7] and newly found boxes that reported zero votes for the reformist candidates.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Seyyed Masoud Razavi Faqih (17 March 2007), "تحلیلی بر انتخابات ۲۴ آذر", Hamshahri Online (in Persian), 17982, retrieved 6 September 2017 
  2. ^ a b "گزارش اختصاصي فارس از گرايش منتخبين شوراها در مراكز استان‌ها: اصولگرايان و مستقل‌ها ۷۲ درصد كرسی شوراها در مركز استان‌ها را كسب كردند", Fars News Agency (in Persian), 17 December 2006, 8509260576, retrieved 6 September 2017 
  3. ^ a b "آرايش سياسی منتخبان شوراها", Ebtekar newspaper (in Persian) (810), 19 December 2006, retrieved 6 September 2017 – via Islamic Republic News Agency and Fars News Agency 
  4. ^ "Chamran's era in Supreme Provinces Council finished". Tabnak (in Persian). 1 January 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Reuters (2006-12-15). "Iran votes in elections seen as test for Ahmadinejad". Retrieved 2006-12-21. 
  6. ^ "Ahmadi-Nejad suffers vote setback in Iran". Financial Times. 2006-12-17. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  7. ^ "10 boxes were lost (‏۱۰ صندوق گم شد)" (in Persian). 2006-12-17. Retrieved 2006-12-21. 
  8. ^ "Five new boxes entered the vote counting site four days after the end of voting (پنج صندوق جدید، چهار روز پس از پایان رأی‌گیری به سایت شمارش آرا وارد شد)" (in Persian). 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2006-12-21. 

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