Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, January 18, 2016

Watch for approved candidates

Legislative elections are coming up in Iran. Watch to see who is allowed to run and then for results.

Iran's top leader urges high turnout in upcoming parl't vote
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Saturday on the Iranian people to massively vote in the country's upcoming parliamentary elections, slated for Feb. 26.

People from all walks of life are better [sic] to take part in the upcoming Majlis (parliament) and Assembly of Experts' elections to safeguard the country's integrity, Khamenei was quoted by official IRNA news agency as saying.

People's vigilance and presence will guarantee the Islamic revolution and will bring tranquility and victory for the Iranian nation, he said, adding that at the same time it will thwart the plots of the enemies…

The 290-seat Majlis is elected by direct votes of people for four-year terms.

Simultaneously, the election of the Assembly of Experts, which is a deliberative body of 88 Mujtahids or Islamic scholars, will be held…

The imminent elections will be the scene of contests between the two major politicians camps of reformist-moderates and the conservatives or principalists in Iran…

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