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An archive of news and views about the 2016 parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections held in Iran

Iran’s Presidential Debates to Be Broadcast Live: Official

Iran’s interior ministry declared that a committee tasked with monitoring the campaigns for the upcoming presidential election has revised an earlier decision not to cover live the planned presidential debates in the country.

No Surprise If Iran’s Rouhani is Killed Ahead of Election: Israel

The Israeli regime’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he would “not be surprised” if Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was assassinated in the country’s upcoming presidential election next month.

Ahmadinejad Pens Letter to Leader: I Have No Plan for Presidential...

After the Leader advised Ahmadinejad against running for next year's presidential votes, a media advisor to the ex-president says he has no plan to do so.

Leader Confirms Reports of His Advice to Ahmadinejad against Running for...

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei implied on Monday that he has advised ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against running for next year’s presidential elections.

General Soleimani and Upcoming Presidential Elections: Will He Remain a Soldier?

After Major General Qassem Soleimani, the IRGC Quds Force Commander, turned down a request by the Conservatives to appear on their electoral list for presidency, an Iranian parliamentarian in an article described such suggestions as strategically dangerous.

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?

Independent MPs Will Play Vital Role in Forming Parliament Majority

A couple of reports published by Tabnak news website state that the reformists and the conservatives have gained the same number of seats in the Iranian parliament, which means that independents will play a great role in determining the next parliament’s majority.

Run-off Election Turnout at 59%: Interior Ministry

Iran's Deputy Interior Minister Hossein-Ali Amiri announced that the turnout in the second round of the 10th parliamentary elections was 59 percent.

Parliamentary Election Results: 34 Reformists, 22 Principalists, 11 Independent

In the runoff elections held Fri. to determine the makeup of Iran’s 10th parliament, 34 Reformists, 22 Principalists, 1 on both lists and 11 Independent candidates secured a seat in the 290-member assembly.

Iran’s New Parliament Completed with Run-Off Votes

Elections were held in 21 provinces of Iran on Friday to fill 68 parliamentary seats left vacant after the countrywide February polls.