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Iranian presidential election, 1989

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Iranian presidential election, 1989

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The Iranian presidential election of 1989 took place on July 28, 1989, after the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the selection of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the previous President of Iran, as the new Supreme Leader of Iran. Out of the seventy-nine candidates registered to run, only two were approved by the Council of Guardians, which resulted in a very predictable win by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the previous Speaker of Majlis.


Iranian presidential election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Combatant Clergy Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 15,537,394 96.1%
Freedom Movement Abbas Sheibani 632,583 3.9%
Blank or invalid votes 269,270
Totals 16,439,247 100.00%
Voter turnout 60%
Sources: Ministry of Interior of Iran


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  • s article on the 1989 electionShargh' (in Persian)

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