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

Sadegh Zibakalam

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 main goal of domestic Barjam be? Dr. Sadegh Zibakalam, a university...

Iran needs no int’l watchdogs for elections: MP

Parliament Foreign Policy and National Security Committee Chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Americans have no right to even express their improper desires from Iran. Reacting to a call by three US congressmen to travel to Iran...

Rafsanjani’s Controversial Remarks on Iran’s Elections Cause a Stir

On February 1, the former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani directed harsh criticism at the country’s Guardian Council. He made his remarks in defense of Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah...

Supreme Leader urges massive participation of people in upcoming elections

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday advised people from all walks of live to take part in the upcoming parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections to safeguard the country's integrity.

Why are there 40 contenders for each parliamentary seat?

This registration is unprecedented, especially at a time when educational and scientific requirements for parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections put a cap on the number of contenders.

Intelligence Ministry will act impartially in vetting candidates: President

Any measure which stokes division and or interferes with the country's growth amounts to betrayal of national interests and a manifestation of infiltration, the president said.

Rouhani: The Guardian council will undoubtedly act based on law

If there is a violation of law in a corner, this government will severely deal with it since we are seeking to stage 100 percent healthy elections with maximum turnout, the president said.

People are entitled to governing their country

Ayatollah Rafsanjani has said that students should remain vigilant not to let infiltrators poison the atmosphere, cause differences and shatter unity in the country.
Arman newspaper-1-10-2015

Signs of divergence in a conference on convergence

A reformist daily says a gathering which was originally meant to secure convergence among principlists seems to have revealed cracks in their ranks.
Iranian Principalists

Principlists eye convergence in preparation for victory in 10th legislative elections

Principlists get together to examine ways of securing much-needed unity for parliamentary elections expected to be held in early 2016.