Iranian legislative election, 1941

Iranian legislative election, 1941

31 August 1941[1]

All 136 seats of the National Consultative Assembly

Parliamentary elections in Iran began in September 1941, when Reza Shah was still in power, and were continued during the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran and succession of his son Mohammad Reza Shah.[2]

Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Foroughi came under great pressures to nullify the election results which were considered devoid of legitimacy.[3]

Immediately after the elections and departure of the Reza Shah, members of the parliament who were individually handpicked by him before his abdication, turned around and asked for investigations on his "misdeeds".[4]


  1. 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]. p. 236.
  2. "American University (Washington, D.C.). Foreign Area Studies". Area Handbook for Iran. Issue 68 of DA pam. 550. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1971. p. 280.
  3. Baktiari, Bahman (1996). Parliamentary Politics in Revolutionary Iran: The Institutionalization of Factional Politics. University Press of Florida. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-8130-1461-6.
  4. Amuzgar, Jahangir (1991). The Dynamics of the Iranian Revolution: The Pahlavis' Triumph and Tragedy: 31. SUNY Press. p. 110. ISBN 9780791407318.

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