Elections in Iran

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Iran elects on national level a head of state and head of government (the president), a legislature (the Majlis), and an "Assembly of Experts" (which elects the Supreme Leader). Also City and Village Council elections are held every four 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 eight 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, the lowest globally at the time.[1]

The most recent presidential election and the most recent local elections were held on 14 June 2013, simultaneously for the first time.[2][3] The most recent parliamentary election and the most recent Assembly of Experts elections were held on 26 February 2016.

Upcoming elections

2017 presidential election

2017 local election

Elections since 1979

Presidential elections

Majlis elections

Latest elections

2016 Assembly of Experts election

2016 parliamentary election

2013 presidential election

The 2013 Iranian presidential election was held on 14 June 2013. Hassan Rouhani was elected to succeed outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Candidate Party Votes %
Hassan RouhaniModeration and Development Party18,613,32950.88
Mohammad Bagher GhalibafProgress and Justice Population6,077,29216.46
Saeed JaliliStability Front4,168,94611.31
Mohsen RezaeeResistance Front3,884,41210.55
Ali Akbar VelayatiFront of Followers2,268,7536.16
Mohammad GharaziIndependent446,0151.22
Valid votes35,458,74796.58
Blank or invalid votes1,245,4093.42
Total votes cast36,704,156100
Registered voters/turnout50,483,19272.70
Sources: Ministry of Interior of Iran

2013 local elections

2012 parliamentary election

2006 Assembly of Experts election

See also


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