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Iranian presidential election

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Iranian presidential election

The tenth Iranian presidential election to be held in Iran.[1] The President of Iran is the highest official elected by direct, popular vote, but does not control foreign policy or the armed forces. Candidates have to be vetted by the Guardian Council, a twelve member body consisting of six clerics (selected by Iran's Supreme Leader), and six lawyers (proposed by the head of Iran's judicial system and voted in by the Parliament).[2]

The Guardian Council interprets the term supervision in Article 99 as "approbation supervision" (Persian: نظارت استصوابی‎)[3] which implies the right for acceptance or rejection of elections legality and candidates competency. This interpretation is in contrast with the idea of "notification supervision" (Persian: نظارت استطلاعی‎) which does not imply the mentioned approval right.[4] The "evidentiary supervision" (Persian: نظارت استنادی‎), which requires evidences for acceptance or rejection of elections legality and candidates competency, is another interpretation of mentioned article.[5][6]

Iranian presidential election[7]
Elections Date People
who could vote
Number of
Number of
Number of
Percentage of Vote
1st election January 25, 1980 20,857,391 14,150,902 67٫42 124 Abolhassan Banisadr 10,753,752 77.99
2nd election July 24, 1981 22,687,017 14,573,803 64٫24 4 Mohammad-Ali Rajai 12,770,050 87.62
3rd election October 2, 1981 22,687,017 16,847,717 74٫26 4 Ali Khamenei 15,905,987 94.41
4th election August 16, 1985 25,993,802 14,238,587 54٫78 3 Ali Khamenei 12,205,012 85.71
5th election July 28, 1989 30,139,598 16,452,677 54٫59 2 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 15,550,538 94.51
6th election June 11, 1993 33,156,055 16,796,787 50٫66 4 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 10,566,499 62.90
7th election May 23, 1997 36,466,487 29,145,754 79٫93 4 Mohammad Khatami 20,138,784 69.09
8th election June 8, 2001 42,170,230 28,081,930 66٫67 10 Mohammad Khatami 21,659,053 77.12
9th election June 17, 2005 46,786,418 27,958,931 59٫76 2 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 17,600,000 62.94
10th election June 12, 2009 46,786,418 39,165,191 85 4 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 24,527,516 62.62
11th election June 14, 2013 50,483,192 36,704,156 72.7 6 Hassan Rouhani 18,613,329 50.71


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