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Registration for presidential election slated for April 11-15

Aug 11 2016
Iran
Source: 
The Iran Project

Tehran, Aug 11, IRNA – Elections director general of interior ministry announced that the enrolment of the candidates for next presidential election will take place on April 11-15, 2017.

‘The candidates of the 12th presidential election can enroll on April 11-15,’ Ali Pourali Motlaq said on Thursday.

He pointed out that the presidential candidates can engage in electoral campaign on April 28-May 18 after the Guardians Council reviewing their qualifications.

Buying votes ‘critical damage’ to elections integrity

Aug 06 2016
Iran
Source: 
Mehr News Agency

TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) – New spokesperson of the Guardian Council has admitted that buying and selling votes during elections damage the health of elections and should be seriously addressed.

Abbasali Kadkhodaei who was speaking in his press conference on Saturday announced the official acknowledgement of the fact of ‘trading votes’ after Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the Secretary-General of the Council had criticized the general trend earlier last week.

Iran's 2017 presidential election timeframe

Aug 02 2016
Iran
Source: 
Mehr News Agency

TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) – While the official dates for the 2017 presidential election will be announced in Nov., Mehr News has drawn up dates based on the previous elections' timetables.

Following Ministry of Interior Affair’s letter to the Guardian Council suggesting to postpone the 2017 election day due to its concurrence with the fasting month of Ramadan, the Council in today’s session agreed to hold the presidential elections on 19 May 2017.

Larijani Reinstated as Parliament Speaker

May 29 2016
Iran
Source: 
Fars News Agency

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Principlist camp won the first major rivalry with the reformists at the Iranian parliament after their nominee Ali Larijani was once again elected as the speaker of the legislature on Sunday.

Larijani won the post after earning 173 votes and defeated the reformists' candidate Mohammad Reza Aref who could win 103 votes. 5 lawmakers abstained.

Jannati next chair of Iran's Assembly of Experts

May 24 2016
Iran
Source: 
Mehr News Agency

TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) – Ahmad Jannati was appointed as the chairman of 5th Assembly of Experts which began to work on Tuesday.

At the opening session of the 5th Assembly of Experts held on Tuesday morning in Tehran, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati was elected as the chairman of the 5th Assembly of Experts on Tuesday.

Accordingly, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati received 51 votes out of 86, Ayatollah Ebrahim Amini and Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi also got 21 and 13 votes, respectively.

MP decries unclear reason for candidate’s elimination

May 06 2016
Iran
Source: 
Radio Zamaneh

Iranian MP Ahmad Tavakoli has expressed serious reservations about the Guardian Council’s disqualification of Minoo Khaleghi, the candidate who won the third-highest number of votes in Isfahan, and said the lack of transparency around this decision compromises the council’s credibility.

Tavakoli writes in his Telegram note that such an action is unprecedented and the public outrage is has triggered is only reasonable.

Reformists lead in second round of elections

Apr 30 2016
Iran
Source: 
Radio Zamaneh

Unofficial results of the second round of parliamentary elections indicate that reformists are once more leading in most ridings. Four women, two independents and two reformists, in Shahreza, Borojen, Shabestar and Tabirz have won seats in parliament.

Elections Office announced that the counting has ended and the official announcement of the result will be done after the spuervisroy committees have approved the count.

The interior ministry has announced that the final results will be announced by 8 am local time.

Number of female MPs reaches record high

Apr 30 2016
Iran
Source: 
Radio Zamaneh

Iranian media report that Massoumeh Aghapour, Samieh Mahmoudi, Zahra Sai and Khadijeh Rabii managed to win the most votes in their ridings on Friday April 29.

In the first round, 14 women won seats in Parliament, although the fate of Minoo Khaleghi, the candidate who won the third-highest number of votes in Isfahan, which has five candidates in Parliament, is still unclear.

Khaleghi’s votes have been voided by the Guardian Council, but the Ministry of the Interior and President Hassan Rohani have opposed the council’s act.

Iranians vote in parliamentary run-off elections

Apr 29 2016
Iran
Source: 
Radio Zamaneh

Iranians vote in run-off parliamentary elections in which 68 seats are up for grabs in the 290-seat Majlis. 

"People will vote for 68 undecided seats in constituencies that candidates failed to get 25 percent of votes cast in the first round of the election," said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli on Friday. 

Polls opened at 8:00 local time (0430 GMT) on Friday and will close at 7.00 p.m., but voting can be extended depending on the turnout. 

Elected reformist MPs to meet first time since winning

Apr 28 2016
Iran
Source: 
Radio Zamaneh

Iranian reformist MP Mohammadreza Tabesh has announced that the reformist and moderate MPs who won seats in the first round of elections are to meet for the first time since then.

The reformists had published a list of candidates they endorsed, referred to as the Omid List (Hope List). Most of these candidates, especially the ones in Tehran, won in their ridings.

Tabesh reported that the group will meet on Saturday April 30 and will begin discussing the establishment of the Hope Faction within Parliament.

Ministry rejects accusation of election meddling

Apr 28 2016
Iran
Source: 
Radio Zamaneh

After Gholamali Haddad Adel, the top conservative parliamentary candidate in Tehran, accused the administration of interfering in the election process, the interior ministry rejected the accusations and said no evidence has been provided to back such allegations.

In a meeting of the Conservative Coalition on Thursday April 29, Haddad Adel said there is evidence of the administration’s interference in the elections across the country, which according to him has become the pretext for further interference in the second round of elections.

Former president rallies votes for reformists in second round

Apr 25 2016
Iran
Source: 
Radio Zamaneh

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami is calling on Iranian voters to support the Rohani administration in the second round of parliamentary elections.

In a statement, Khatami highlights the sensitivity of the elections and urges even those who did not go to the polls in the first round to now vote in support of the moderate factions of the government.

The second round of elections will take place on Friday April 29 to determine the fate of 69 of the 290 seats in Parliament, which could have a pivotal effect on the makeup of the coming Parliament.

Campaigning begins in Iran run-off parliamentary elections

Apr 21 2016
Iran
Source: 
Press TV

Campaigning begins in Iran's parliamentary run-off elections scheduled for April 29, seen as a test for the administration of President Hassan Rouhani and his critics.

The election campaigns began on Thursday and will end 24 hours before the start of the voting process, which is scheduled to be held on April 29 for the constituencies where candidates failed to obtain the required minimum 25 percent of votes cast.

As many as 136 individuals in 55 constituencies will compete to fill 68 remaining seats of the 290-seat Parliament (Majlis) in this round of the elections.

Iranian Parliament Approves Subsidy Cuts To 24 Million Iranians

Apr 14 2016
Iran
Source: 
RFLRE

The parliament in Tehran has approved a bill to cancel cash subsidies to 24 million Iranians, according to local reports.

Under the changes, the government will have to end monthly cash payments of around $12 a person for many civil servants, members of the armed forces, paramilitary volunteers, and others who already receive social welfare, according to the ISNA agency.

Analysts say the action by the conservative-dominated parliament on April 12 has angered President Hassan Rohani, who will have to figure out how to put the unpopular measure into effect.

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