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Elections in Iran

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 14 June 2013, simultaneously for the first time.[2][3] The most recent parliamentary election and the most recent Assembly of Experts elections were held on 26 February 2016.

Upcoming electionsEdit

2020 parliamentary electionEdit

Elections since 1979Edit

Presidential electionsEdit

Majlis electionsEdit

Latest electionsEdit

2017 Presidential electionEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Hassan Rouhani Moderation and Development Party 23,636,652 57.14
Ebrahim Raisi Combatant Clergy Association 15,835,794 38.28
Mostafa Mir-Salim Islamic Coalition Party 478,267 1.16
Mostafa Hashemitaba Executives of Construction Party 214,441 0.52
Invalid/blank registered votes 1,200,931 2.90
Total registered votes 41,366,085 100
Registered voters/turnout 56,410,234 73.33
Source: Ministry of Interior

2017 Local electionEdit

2016 Assembly of Experts electionEdit

2016 Parliamentary electionEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ O'Toole, Pam (12 March 2008). "Iran's first-time voters split". BBC News. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  2. ^ 2013 Iranian general elections
  3. ^ Iran's local elections will be held with presidential

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