ElectionGudie

June 24, 2005 Held

27,959,253
Voted
Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran

Election for President

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:27,959,253
Valid Votes:27,295,483
Invalid Votes:663,770

Candidates:

Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD17,248,782

61.69

Akbar Hashemi- RAFSANJANI10,046,701

35.93

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Iran

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hoseini-KHAMENEI *
  • Head of Government: President Mohammad KHATAMI
  • 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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Supreme Leader is appointed.
  • The 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.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD
    • Independent(s): Conservative Candidate
  • Akbar Hashemi- RAFSANJANI
    • Independent(s): Conservative Candidate

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD
    • Independent(s): Conservative Candidate
  • Akbar Hashemi- RAFSANJANI
    • Independent(s): Conservative Candidate
  • Mehdi KARRUBI
    • Independent(s): Reformist Candidate
  • Mohammad Baqer QALIBAF
    • Independent(s): Conservative Candidate
  • Mostafa MOIN
    • Independent(s): Reformist Candidate
  • Ali LARIJANI
    • Independent(s): Conservative Candidate
  • Mohsen MEHRALIZADEH
    • Independent(s): Reformist Candidate

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on June 8, 2001. The incumbent Mohammad KHATAMI won 78.3% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 70,122,115 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 46,786,418 (June 2005 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 34,325,510 (2005)

·         Is Iran a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Iran ratified CEDAW: No

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 9 (following the 2004 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 69 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Iran a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Iran ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (23 Occtober 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 10,518,317 (est.)