National Consultative Assembly

The National Consultative Assembly (Persian: مجلس شورای ملی‎, romanizedMad̲j̲lis-i s̲h̲ūrā-yi millī)[1] or simply Majlis, was the national legislative body of Iran from 1906 to 1979.

National Consultative Assembly

مجلس شورای ملی

Majles-e Showrā-ye Mellī
19061979
Type
Type
Unicameral (1906−1949)[1]
Lower house (1949−1979)[1]
History
FoundedNovember 6, 1906 (1906-11-06)
DisbandedFebruary 11, 1979 (1979-02-11)
Succeeded byIslamic Consultative Assembly
Structure
Seats268 (At peak)
Length of term
2 years (1906−1952)[1]
4 years (1952−1979)[1]
Elections
Last election
20 June 1975
Meeting place
Majles Melli Entrance Gate Baharestan Tehran.jpg
National Consultative Majlis
Baharestan
Tehran
Iran
Constitution
Persian Constitution of 1906

It was elected by universal suffrage, excluding the armed forces and convicted criminals but since 1963 including women, who might both vote and be elected.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs (1986). "Mad̲j̲lis". In W. Madelung; Rahman, Munibur; Landau, J. M.; Yapp, M.E.; Robinson, F.C.R. (eds.). Encyclopaedia of Islam. 5 (Second ed.). Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. doi:10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0606. ISBN 9789004161214.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Afary, Janet. The Iranian Constitutional Revolution, 1906-1911. Columbia University Press. 1996. ISBN 0-231-10351-4

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