ElectionGudie

June 14, 2013 Held

36,704,156
Voted
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Islamic Republic of Iran

Election for President (President)

Results

70%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:36,704,156
Valid Votes:35,458,747
Invalid Votes:1,245,409

Candidates:

Hassan ROUHANI18,613,329

52.49

Mohammad-Bagher GHALIBEF6,077,292

17.14

Saeed JALILI4,168,946

11.76

Moshen REZAEE3,884,412

10.95

Ali Akbar VELAYATI2,268,753

6.40

Mohammad GHARAZI446,015

1.26

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Iran

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Hoseini- KHAMENEI *
  • Head of Government: President Mahmoud AHMANDINEJAD **
  • Assembly: Iran has a unicameral Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majles-e-Shura-ye-Eslami) with 290 seats.

* The Leader of the Islamic Revolution is appointed for life by the Assembly of Experts.

** All Presidential candidates must be vetted and approved by the Guardian Council in order to campaign in the election.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Leader of the Islamic Revolution is appointed.
  • President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majles-e-Shura-ye-Eslami) 290 members are elected by qualified plurality vote to serve 4-year terms.***

*** District magnitudes range from one to six. Five of 290 seats are reserved to recognized religious minorities. The electoral system is based on the multiple non-transferable vote (i.e. voters have as many votes to cast as there are seats to fill in the respective constituency). The victory threshold for a candidate is 25 percent, however. If no candidate exceeds 25 percent of votes in the first round, a second-round election is held. Two-way ties are broken by lot. There are no clear provisions for breaking ties among three or more candidates.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 79,853,900 (July 2012 est)
  • Registered Voters: 50,483,192 (June 2013 )