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Islamic Republic of IRAN

IranIran elects on national level a head of state and head of government the president, a legislature , 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 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.

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

Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Iran on 19 May 2017. It will be the twelfth presidential election in Iran. Local elections will be held alongside of this election.

On 20 April 2017, Guardian Council announced a list of 6 approved candidates. The list is contains incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, Astan Quds Razavi chairman Ebrahim Raisi, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Mostafa Mir-Salim and Mostafa Hashemitaba. The nomination of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his vice president Hamid Baqai was rejected by the council.

STATISTICS

Population (in 2016) : 82,800,000 Registered Voters (in 2017) : 56,410,234
Vote Cast (in 2017) : 42,410,532 Valid Votes (in 2017) : 41,220,131

INSTITUTIONS

NAME

TYPE

Iranian Islamic Consultative Assembly ASSEMBLY
Assembly of Experts for Leadership UPPER HOUSE
Supreme Leader of Iran CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY

ELECTIONS

ELECTION DATE TOTAL VOTE CAST REGISTER VOTERS WINNER
Iran Presidential Election Friday, May 19, 2017 42,410,532 56,410,234 Hassan Rouhani