Iranian presidential election, 1989

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Iranian presidential election, 1989

← 1985 28 July 1989 1993 →
Registered 30,139,598[1]
Turnout 54.59%[1]
  Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Portrait (5).jpg AbbasSheybani.jpg
Nominee Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Abbas Sheibani
Party CCA Independent
Popular vote 15,537,394 632,583
Percentage 96.1% 3.9%

President before election

Ali Khamenei

Elected President

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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.

The Iranian constitution was amended by referendum on the same day.


Party Candidate Nohen et al[2] ISSDP[1]
Votes % Votes %
Combatant Clergy Association Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 15,537,394 94.51 15,550,528 94.52
Independent Abbas Sheibani 632,583 3.85 635,165 3.86
Blank or invalid votes 269,270 1.64 266,984 1.62
Totals 16,439,247 100 16,452,677 100


  1. ^ a b c "1989 Presidential Election", The Iran Social Science Data Portal, Princeton University, retrieved 10 August 2015 
  2. ^ 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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