Elections in Iran


Elections in Iran

Iran elects on national level a head of government (the president), a legislature (the Majlis), and an "Assembly of Experts" (which elects the head of state, the Supreme Leader). Also City and Village Council elections are held every 4 years throughout the country. The president is elected for a four year term by the people. The Parliament or "Islamic Consultative Assembly" ("Majlis-e Shura-ye Eslami") has 290 members, elected for a four year term in multi- and single-seat constituencies. Elections for the Assembly of Experts are held every 8 years. All candidates have to be approved by the Guardian Council. See Politics of Iran for more details.

Until January 2007, when it was raised to 18, the voting age was 15 years, a world record. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/7291576.stm BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Iran's first-time voters split ] ]

Latest elections

2008 Parliamentary election

Victory of the Principalists (58,6 %) . Defeat of the Reformists (15,8%) whom 90 % were barred from running on the grounds that they were not sufficiently loyal to the regime.

Participation (first round of the elections) : 47 % of those eligible to vote (27 % in Tehran).

Participation (second round of the elections) : 8 % in Tehran.

2006 Assembly of Experts election

2005 Presidential election

2004 Parliamentary election

Past elections

Local elections

ee also

* Electoral calendar
* Electoral system
* Censorship in Iran

References

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/story/2005/06/050615_a_election_discussion.shtml BBC Persian on Iran presidential elections]
* [http://irannegah.com/video_browse.aspx?category=7 Video Archive of Iranian Elections]
* [http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/i/iran/ Adam Carr's Election Archive]
* [http://www.hoqooq.com The Network of iranian law in persian, english & french]
* [http://www.droitconstitutionnel.com Constitutional law in french]
* [http://www.iran-law.com Iranian law in english]
* [http://www.droit.ws Iranian law in french]


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