The banned opposition group known as the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran has been hard at work organizing a mass boycott of the polls, in an effort to diminish the perception of the regime's legitimacy, and to expose the fundamental lack of real alternatives within the Iranian political system.
Voters are not required to register prior to an election. All citizens who are eighteen years old on election day and not mentally ill are eligible to vote at any polling station of their choice anywhere in the country. According to national law, election day is a holiday in Iran.
AP — A look at Iran's voters, presidents and election procedures: SIZE: There are more than 50 million eligible voters in a population of about 76 million.
The election was held as part of a general election which also elected members of the Assembly of Experts. This election was the first time that both bodies were elected simultaneously. There were 54,915,024 registered voters (in Iran, the voting age is 18).
Elections in Iran are not free and fair, according to international standards. The Guardian Council, controlled by conservatives, vets all candidates for the parliament, president, and the Assembly of Experts—a body of 86 clerics who are elected to eight-year terms by popular vote.
On February 26, amid the latest round of parliamentary elections, Iranians will vote to determine the composition of the Assembly of Experts. Although this body is usually of marginal importance at best, it may have a significant role to play in the succession process during its next term, so this election …
Iran's presidential election next week presents a false choice to their restive people. There are two main candidates in the race, both of whom are rubber-stamped by the mullahs in Tehran.
May 26, 2013. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. Iranian media are reporting that Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has criticized the United States and France for their comments about the vetting of would-be candidates in the country's June 14 presidential election.
· The recent unrest in Iran over the June election results bears this out. (NCR-Iran.org) Another example of serious meddling by the United States is the Iran …
Iranian authorities on Tuesday announced the approval of eight candidates who will be allowed to compete in the June 14 presidential election. The Guardian Council, which vetted the candidates ...
"We hope [Iranian Election Watch] can give a better view of the elections to non-Farsi speakers, because it's very confusing to understand what's going on …
· Iran heads to the polls this Friday for a presidential election that could have serious implications for the world -- here's what you need to know.
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Iranian constitution on NetIran's homepage. IranMania has an explanation of the electoral system. MERIA has a research guide with many links to lots of different sources. This is a good place to start further research on Iran in general and the Iranian political situation in particular. IFES Election Guide: Iran - Country Profile
Iran's election process is in serious violation of its international obligations and commitments. Independent Iranian human rights defenders have expressed grave concerns regarding the manner in which the state authorities continue to violate the right of Iranian citizens to participate in free and fair elections.
Iran continues to execute juvenile offenders, including at least 11 executed in 2013 and 13 in 2014. In the 2009 show-trials after the election turmoil, 11 dissidents were sentenced to death for participating in street demonstrations. Between November 2009 and May 2010, Iran executed nine political prisoners.
Compare political competition in the electoral process in post-1979 Iran with political competition in the electoral process in post-1985 Mexico. There are more political parties or groups competing in elections in Iran, but the electoral process in Mexico is more competitive than the electoral process in Iran.
Direct elections for the 86 members of the current assembly are held every eight years and are next due in 2014. Members are elected for an eight year term. Only clerics can join the assembly and candidates for election are vetted by the Guardian Council. The assembly is dominated by conservatives.
Iranian elections are never considered free and fair by Western standards, because significant numbers of candidates are eliminated from consideration through a vetting process run by a body called the Guardian Council.
The Presidential election in Iran was only a week away. I was only a three-hour flight away. I didn't go back to London but instead headed home with the intention of being there and not voting.
The media's endlessly incorrect narrative about struggles between "moderates" and "hard-liners" within the Islamic Revolution of 1979 will doubtless continue, because abandoning it now ...
Nabz-Iran, or "Pulse of Iran", is a secure platform for amplifying Iranian voices by collecting, mapping, sharing and prompting discussion on information related to various rights in Iran. We also provide resources and training materials to help Iranians advocate for greater accountability and related reforms.
A Primer on Iran's Presidential Election System Iran's Presidential election is set for June 12, 2009. With much domestic and international attention focused on what could be pivotal elections, the following is a primer on the Presidential election system of Iran.
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The regime in Tehran will use his election as an opportunity to undermine support for sanctions and buy time to fight back the effects the sanctions have had on Iran, while marching forward with its …
'Iran vote to impact global geopolitical affairs' An analyst says Iran's presidential election is extremely important because it is a sign of regional stability and transparency and most importantly it will impact a broader region and in a way global geopolitical affairs.
Of Iran's estimated 81.8 million population, 49 percent are women. But in the recent polls, only 586 of the 6,229 parliament candidates, or 9.4 percent, were women.
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 ).
Iranians around the world prepare to cast their votes for the 11th presidential elections on June 14. The voting process, however, has come under criticism following 2009's allegations of a ...