Assembly of Experts Vice-Chairmen Elected

The Vice-Chairmen of the fifth Assembly of Experts (AE) were elected on Tuesday May 24. Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani and Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi were elected as first and second vice-chairmen of the AE respectively.

Different Factions Claim to Hold Majority of Seats in Next Parliament

Reformists, independents, and conservatives each claim to have 168, 140, and 181 seats, respectively, in next Iranian parliament. Do they?

Candidates Preparing for Parliamentary Run-Off Elections in Iran

Many candidates failed to obtain the required minimum 25% of votes cast in their constituencies in the first round of Iran's parliamentary elections held...

How Iran’s Nuclear Chief Received Death-Threats from Hardline MPs

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) implemented a nuclear deal on July 16, 2016 which they had finalized back in July 2015. Based on the deal, all nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions were terminated in exchange for certain limits on the country’s nuclear energy program. The deal had its opponents and proponents both in Iran and in certain countries that were a party to the deal, particularly in the US. Here in Iran, the nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA) needed to be approved by the lawmakers in Iran’s parliament (Majlis); however, there were parliamentarians strictly opposed to the deal, describing it as treason.

Radicals Absent from New Iranian Parliament: Conservative Leader

Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel believes that the tenth parliament will have a special identity not similar to any of previous ones, because the radical lawmakers of sixth and ninth parliaments will not be present in this parliament.

Next Iranian Parliament to Be Formed of 3 Powerful Sides

The reformist Etemad Daily in an article has examined the results of parliamentary elections held earlier on Friday, February 26, across Iran, suggesting that...

“Group 5+1” Electoral List to Be Put to Vote in Iran’s Elections

Almost a week before the February 26 elections for Iran’s parliament and Assembly of Experts, several groups and political figures including the two major...

Elections are the only means for power-sharing in Iran

What does the president mean by the second or domestic Barjam ? What requirements are needed for succeeding in domestic Barjam? What should the...

Parting of the ways: Has JCPOA divided principlists?

Political analysts say that the Iran nuclear deal has disunited principlists who are characteristically opposed to the way the eleventh government has handled nuclear talks.

Principlists win elections for Presiding Board of Tehran City Council

The victories of principlists come despite efforts earlier by reformists through multiple meetings with independent councilors to secure the chair of the council.

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