Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Textbook supplement on Iranian elections of 2016

The Iran Election: What You Need to Know
On Friday, Iranians will go to the polls to elect members of Parliament and the Assembly of Experts. Here’s what you need to know.

  • First of all, what is the Assembly of Experts?
  • How do the Parliamentary elections work?
  • How are the candidates chosen?
  • What does the Parliament do? Does it have any real power?
  • Do Iranians care about the elections, given that the candidates for Parliament and the Assembly of Experts have been handpicked by conservatives and that the supreme leader has the final say in all matters?
  • Speaking of the president, how critical are the elections for him going forward?
  • What is the supreme leader’s role in the elections? Can he influence the outcome?
  • Will the elections lead to any change in Iran’s relations with Western countries?
  • When will we know the outcome?

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