ElectionGudie

June 8, 2001 Held

28,081,930
Voted
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Islamic Republic of Iran

Election for President (President)

Results

Cast Votes:28,081,930
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Candidates:

Mohammad KHATAMI21,656,476

78.30

Ahmad TAVAKOLI4,387,112

15.90

Ali SHAMKHANI737,051

2.70

Abdollah JASBI237660

0.90

Hassan GHAFOURIFARD129155

0.50

Ali FALLAHIAN55225

0.20

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.***

*** Note: Changed from 270 seats with the 18 February 2000 election.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Mohammad KHATAMI
    Party: Independent Candidate
  • Ahmad TAVAKOLI
    Party: Independent Candidate
  • Ali SHAMKHANI
    Party: Independent Candidate
  • Abdollah JASBI
    Party: Independent Candidate
  • Hassan GHAFOURIFARD
    Party: Independent Candidate
  • Ali FALLAHIAN
    Party: Independent Candidate

 

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on May 23, 1997. President Mohammad KHATAMI received 69% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 65,619,636 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 38,700,000 ( 2000 )