Iranian presidential election, 1985

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Iranian presidential election, 1985
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  Portrait of Ali Khamenei, 1985.jpg Mahmoud Kashani1 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Ali Khamenei Mahmoud Kashani
Party IRP Independent
Popular vote 12,203,870 1,402,416
Percentage 87.9 % 10.1%

President before election

Ali Khamenei

Elected President

Ali Khamenei

The Iranian presidential election of 1985 took place on August 16, 1985, and resulted in the re-election of the incumbent President Ali Khamenei.


Freedom Movement of Iran called for a boycott.[1]




Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Islamic Republican Ali Khamenei 12,203,870 87.9 %
Independent Mahmoud Kashani 1,402,416 10.1%
Islamic Republican
ran independent
Habibollah Asgar-Owladi 283,297 2.0%
Blank or invalid votes 355,047
Totals 14,244,630 100.00%
Source: Nohlen, Dieter; Grotz, Florian; Hartmann, Christof (2001). "Iran". Elections in Asia: A Data Handbook. I. Oxford University Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-19-924958-X. 


  1. ^ Houchang E. Chehabi (1990). Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran Under the Shah and Khomeini. I.B.Tauris. p. 298. ISBN 1850431981. 
  2. ^ Hiro, Dilip (2013). "Libertation Movement of Iran". A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East. Interlink Publishing. ISBN 9781623710330. 

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