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 19 May 2017, simultaneously.[2][3] The most recent parliamentary election and the most recent Assembly of Experts elections were held on 26 February 2016.

Upcoming elections

Elections since 1979

Presidential elections

Majlis elections

Latest elections

2017 Presidential election

Candidate Party Votes %
Hassan RouhaniModeration and Development Party23,636,65257.14
Ebrahim RaisiCombatant Clergy Association15,835,79438.28
Mostafa Mir-SalimIslamic Coalition Party478,2671.16
Mostafa HashemitabaExecutives of Construction Party214,4410.52
Invalid/blank registered votes1,200,9312.90
Total registered votes41,366,085100
Registered voters/turnout56,410,23473.33
Source: Ministry of Interior

2017 Local election

2016 Assembly of Experts election

2016 Parliamentary election

See also


Election Data Archives
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