May 10, 2024 Held

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Islamic Republic of Iran

Election for مجلس شورای اسلامی / Majles-e-Shura-ye-Eslami (Iranian Islamic Consultative Assembly)

General Information

At Stake in this Election:

  • 45 seats in the Iranian Islamic Consultative Assembly

The first round election was held on 1 March 2024.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: Supreme Leader Ali Hoseini KHAMENEI (since 4 June 1989)
  • Head of Government: President Seyyed Ebrahim RAISI (since 18 June 2021)
  • Assembly: unicameral Islamic Consultative Assembly (مجلس شورای اسلامی) with 290 seats

Electoral System:

  • The Supreme Leader is appointed for life by the Assembly of Experts.
  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. The President may serve up to three 4-year terms, but only two terms may be served consecutively.
  • In the Islamic Consultative Assembly, 285 members are directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. An additional 5 seats are reserved for representatives of the Zoroastrian, Jewish, Assyrian, Chaldean Christian, northern Armenian, and southern Armenian communities (1 seat each).  

Last Election:

In the 2019 legislative election, the United Front of Conservatives won a majority with 230 seats (221 seats in the first round).  Voter turnout was 42%.

Key Deadlines:

Candidates in this Election:

Second round elections will take place for 22 constituencies, comprising 45 seats in total. 90 candidates will contest these races.


Gender Data:

Disability Data:

  • CRPD Status: Ratified (by accession) 23 October 2009
  • Projected population with a disability: 14,168,091 (2022 est.)

IFES Resources:

  • Does IFES have a presence in Iran: No
  • Election Access: Yes
  • Election Judgements: Yes, 2 judgments and 5 resources
Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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