For the first time since the establishment of the Islamic Republic, a former military general and member of the senior cadre of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been elected as speaker of the Iranian parliament (Majlis). Brig. Gen.
“They’ve been stealing the money. Cut off their hands, make them pay and answer,” shouted an elderly woman in a black chador, suddenly standing up at a conservative election rally in south Tehran.
Iran is holding its parliamentary elections Friday, and one thing seems all but certain: It will be a major victory for the country’s conservative hard-liners.
Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Armenians and Assyrians are getting ready to cast their ballots in Iran’s eleventh parliamentary elections. Under the Constitution, there are five reserved seats in the legislature for Iran’s religious minorities. Speaking to Press TV, voters said, their communities will take part in elections as it’s a national duty.
Guardian Council, which vets prospective candidates, barred more than 9,000 from out of more than 16,000 aspirants.
Thousands of Iranian candidates approved to run in parliamentary elections kicked off their campaigns on Thursday ahead of next week's vote, even after authorities barred thousands of others from running, mainly reformists and moderates.
The February 21 parliamentary elections come amid high tensions between Tehran and Washington, which is at its peak in 40 years.
Registration has begun for candidates running in Iran’s parliamentary elections set for February 2020, Iranian media reported.
The registration kicked off on December 1 and will continue until December 7, the official government news agency IRNA reported.
The elections will be a gauge for the popularity of President Hassan Rohani and his allies.
It comes after protests and deadly unrest over a significant rise in the price of gasoline.
Citizens of Tehran went to the polls on Friday, July 26, 2019, to choose Assistants to the Islamic City Council of Tehran in the first fully-electronic voting in the country’s history.
Iran’s president has suggested the Islamic Republic could hold a referendum over the country’s nuclear program amid the unravelling deal with world powers and heightened tensions with the United States, Iranian media reported Sunday.
Irak rechazó el comunicado final de la cumbre de la Liga Árabe y recalcó que la seguridad de Irán es de interés para los demás países musulmanes y árabes.
Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson denounces Saudi King Salman's accusations of Tehran meddling in the region.
Bahrain's Minister of Information Affairs Ali bin Mohammed al-Rumaihi said that Iran and its supporters have tried to obstruct the recent parliamentary and municipal elections through many boycott calls.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei named hardline ally Ebrahim Raisi as head of the judiciary on Thursday, the state news agency IRNA reported.