Iranian legislative election, 1937

Iranian legislative election, 1937

Spring and Summer 1937

All 136 seats of the National Consultative Assembly

The elections for the eleventh Majlis were held during the spring and summer of 1937 and all deputies were elected to the parliament.[1]

Like many other elections under the rule of Reza Shah, the election was "systematically controlled by the royal court".[2] Well-known and important figures of ulama failed to win even a single seat in the elections.[3]


  1. Gholi-Majid, Mohammad (2012). August 1941: The Anglo Russian Occupation and Change of Shahs. University Press of America. p. 15. ISBN 9780761859413.
  2. Azimi, Fakhreddin (December 13, 2011) [December 15, 1998]. "ELECTIONS i. UNDER THE QAJAR AND PAHLAVI MONARCHIES, 1906-79". In Yarshater, Ehsan. Encyclopædia Iranica. 4. VIII. New York City: Bibliotheca Persica Press. pp. 345–355. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  3. Akhavi, Shahrough (1980). Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran. SUNY Press. p. 59. ISBN 0-87395-408-4.
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