Iranian presidential election, October 1981

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Iranian presidential election, October 1981
Iran
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Registered 22,687,017[1]
Turnout 74.26%[1]
  Portrait of Ali Khamenei, 1981.jpg Ali Akbar Parvaresh.jpg
Nominee Ali Khamenei Ali Akbar Parvaresh
Party IRP Independent
Alliance Grand Coalition
Popular vote 16,007,072 341,841
Percentage 97.1 % 2.1%

President before election

Mohammad-Ali Rajai
IRP

Elected President

Ali Khamenei
IRP

The Iranian presidential election of October 1981, took place on 2 October 1981, after the assassination of Mohammad-Ali Rajai, the previous President of Iran, during the interim premiership of Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani. It led to the uncontested victory of Ali Khamenei.

Campaign[edit]

Candidates Ali Akbar Parvaresh, Hassan Ghafourifard and Reza Zavare'i publicly endorsed Khamenei for president, stating they will vote for him on television.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Candidate Nohen et al[3] ISSDP[1]
Votes  % Votes  %
Islamic Republican Party Ali Khamenei 16,007,072 95.01 16,008,579 95.05
Islamic Republican Party Ali Akbar Parvaresh 341,841 2.03 341,874 2.02
Islamic Republican Party Hassan Ghafourifard 75,658 0.45 80,545 0.48
Islamic Republican Party Reza Zavare'i 62,156 0.37 59,058 0.35
Blank or invalid votes 360,269 2.14 357,661 2.12
Totals 16,846,996 100 16,847,717 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Second 1981 Presidential Election", The Iran Social Science Data Portal, Princeton University, retrieved 10 August 2015 
  2. ^ Candidates Voted For Khamenei (in Persian), 17 April 2017, retrieved 5 June 2017 – via Iranian History 
  3. ^ Nohlen, Dieter; Grotz, Florian; Hartmann, Christof (2001). "Iran". Elections in Asia: A Data Handbook. I. Oxford University Press. p. 75. ISBN 0-19-924958-X.