Iranian presidential election, 1989

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Iranian presidential election, 1989
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Nominee Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Abbas Sheibani
Party Combatant Clergy Independent
Popular vote 15,537,394 632,583
Percentage 96.1% 3.9%

President before election

Ali Khamenei
Combatant Clergy

Elected President

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Combatant Clergy

The Iranian presidential election of 1989 took place on July 28, 1989, after the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the selection of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the previous President of Iran, as the new Supreme Leader of Iran. Out of the seventy-nine candidates registered to run, only two were approved by the Council of Guardians, which resulted in a very predictable win by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the previous Speaker of Majlis.


Iranian presidential election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Combatant Clergy Association Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 15,537,394 96.1%
Independent Abbas Sheibani 632,583 3.9%
Blank or invalid votes 269,270
Totals 16,439,247 100.00%
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. 


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