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

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 on Feb 26. They are now preparing to compete for...

The elections in Iran were carried out without filtering and with freedom of access...

The elections in Iran were carried out without filtering and with freedom of access to information

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 the new parliament would witness a fair combination of reformists, conservatives, and independents
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Leader hails nation over proving religious democracy to world

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hailed the Iranian nation on Sunday over its massive turnout in the February 26 elections and demonstrating to the world the achivements of religious democracy.

Political Makeup of the 10th Parliament at a Glance – 157 Seats Confirmed So...

The winners of 157 out of 290 parliamentary seats have been determined so far, with the Principalists losing ground to a combination of the Reformists, the Voice of the Nation, and independent candidates. According to...

President Rouhani thanks Iranians for massive turnout in elections

President Hassan Rouhani in a message thanked the Iranian nation for their epic turnout in Iran's Assembly of Experts and parliamentary elections.
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A look at Iranian newspaper front pages one day after epic elections

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iran newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 40 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Time for unity, interaction following elections: Rafsanjani

Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has commended the massive turnout in the country’s vital double elections, calling for further unity and interaction following the Friday votes.

Election Turnout Above 60%: Iran’s Interior Minister

More than 60 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in Iran’s parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections on Friday, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced.