in this election:
- Seats in the Islamic Consultative
of government structure:
- Chief of State: Supreme
Leader Ayatollah Hoseini-KHAMENEI
- Head of Government: President
- Assembly: Iran has a unicameral
Islamic Consultative Assembly, or Majles-e-Shura-ye-Eslami.
of electoral system:
- Members of the Islamic Consultative
Assembly are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms.
- The Islamic Consultative Assembly
elects six members to the Council of Guardians and an additional six are appointed by the
president. The Council of Guardians is responsible for assuring that legislation
passed is compatible with Islam. They also supervise elections for the Assembly of
Experts, the president and the parliament.
- The 83 members of the Assembly of
Experts are popularly elected and are responsible for appointing the leader of the Islamic
Revoultion to serve until death or removal by the Council of Experts.
- The president is popularly elected to
a four-year term.
|Results of the electoral races:
- Coalition: The 2nd Khordad Front (Reformers)
Leader: Mohammad Reza KHATAMI
- Coalition: The Followers of the Line of Imam and the Leader (Conservatives)
Leader: Mohammad Reza BAHONAR
- Coalition: Executives of Constuction (Centrists)
Leader: Hashemi Akbar RAF SANJANI
the last election? Number of seats in last election?
- Parliamentary elections last held: March 8th
and April 19th, 1996
- Seats decided in the last election: 270
and number of registered voters:
- Population: 65,179,752 (July 1999)
- Number of registered voters: 32,000,000 (1996)
- In this election, the membership of
the Islamic Consultative Assembly will increase from 270 to 290 members to reflect a
- The forthcoming parliamentary
elections represent the first time that political parties have been allowed to officially
register, although they are still technically unconstitutional.
- The voting age for this election has
been raised from 15 to 16. In spite of this change, Iran's electorate remains the
youngest in the world.
|SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
|For additional information:
IFES ElectionGuide Online