World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Iranian legislative election, 1996

Article Id: WHEBN0011928112
Reproduction Date:

Title: Iranian legislative election, 1996  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Hashem Sabbaghian
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Iranian legislative election, 1996

Iranian legislative election, 1996
1992 ←
March 8, 1996/ April 19, 1996
→ 2000

All 275 seats to the Islamic Consultative Assembly
138 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani Gholamhossein Karbaschi
Alliance Conservatives Reformists
Leader's seat - -
Last election 200 65
Seats won 110 80
Percentage 40% 30%

Speaker before election

Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri

Elected Speaker

Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri

Elections to the Majlis of Iran were held on 8 March 1996. A total of 270 representatives were to be chosen (22 in 1997). A second round was held on 19 April 1996, which filled 103 remaining seats where no candidate gained sufficient votes to win in the first round. 22 seats where reserved for the elections scheduled for February 1997.

While no political parties were in the running, the election offered an occasion for a large debate between a dozen Islamic factions, especially the conservative group led by Assembly Speaker Nategh-Nouri and the moderate wing headed by President of the Republic Ali Akbar Rafsanjani. In the first round the conservative Combatant Clergy Association gained a majority but in the second round their opponents the Servants of Iran's Construction made gaines and eventually no one had a majority. The first sitting of the newly elected Parliament took place on 1 June.

e • d Summary of the 8 March 1996 and 19 April 1996 Majlis of Iran election results
Orientiation of candidates Votes % Seats % of Seats
Combatant Clergy Association 10,963,922 45% 110 40%
Servants of Iran's Construction 7,973,762 32% 80 30%
Others 5,780,977 23% 58 21%
Remain to be filled until elections in February 1997 22 12%
Armenians recognized minority religion 2 0.7%
Chaldean and Assyrian Catholic recognized minority religion 1 0.3%
Jewish recognized minority religion 1 0.3%
Zoroastrian recognized minority religion 1 0.3%
Total (Turnout around 75 %) 24,718,661 100 275 100
Source: IPU

Official statistics (from the Ministry of Interior)

  • Total candidates: 4679
  • Decided in the first round: 145 of 270 seats
  • To be decided in the second round: 103 seats
  • To be decided in 1997: 22 seats
  • Number of voters: 24,718,661

External links

  • Iranian elections, 1996
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.