1937 Iranian legislative election

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

1937 Iranian legislative election
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All 136 seats of the National Consultative Assembly

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 (ed.). Encyclopædia Iranica. 4. Vol. 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.