Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Details on Iranian elections

Jeff Silva-Brown pointed me to this article from The Brookings Institution. It ought to be saved and published every time there's an election for the Majlis in Iran. Wonderful. Thanks, Jeff.

Demystifying Iran’s parliamentary election process
On February 26, Iranians will begin the process of electing their tenth parliament. While much discussion has focused on implications for Iran’s foreign policy, the electoral process itself remains a mystery to many. Here are the basics of the Iranian parliamentary election process.

  • What is the Majlis and what powers and responsibilities does it have?
  • How is the Majlis elected?
  • Who gets a seat?
  • What now?

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