Persian legislative election, 1923

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Persian legislative election, 1923
Flag of Persia (1910-1925).svg
← 1921
1926 →

All 138 seats to the National Consultative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  SMTadayyon.jpg Soleiman Eskandari.jpg Modarres.jpg
Leader Mohammad Tadayon Soleiman Eskandari Hassan Modarres
Party Revival Party Socialist Party Reformers' Party
Leader's seat Birjand Tehran Tehran
Seats won 40[1] 14[1] 8[1]

Prime Minister before election

Reza Khan
Revival Party

Elected Prime Minister

Reza Khan
Revival Party

The Persian legislative election of 1923 was held in November 1923 after the appointment of Reza Pahlavi as Prime Minister by Ahmad Shah Qajar. It was the last election in the Qajar Dynasty. Parliament opened on 11 February 1924.[2]

During the elections, Reza Khan used the military to manipulate the elections in many tribal constituencies and gave allied Revival Party and Socialist Party majority.[3] Only elections in Tehran was not manipulated.[4]


  1. ^ a b c آشنایی با تاریخ مجالس قانونگذاری در ایران دوره اول تا دوره شانزدهم [History of Legislatures in Iran (1285–1328)] (in Persian). Majlis Research Center. 2005 [1384]. pp. 103–104. 
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p67 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ Abrahamian, Ervand (1982). Iran Between Two Revolutions. Princeton University Press. p. 132. ISBN 0-691-10134-5. 
  4. ^ Azimi, Fakhreddin (2008). Quest for Democracy in Iran: A Century of Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule. Harvard University Press. p. 56. ISBN 0674027787.