• Iranian elections: Role model for friends, frustration for foes

    Feb 25, 2020 19:43

    Friday’s huge turnout of voters nationwide for electing candidates of their choice to the 11th 4-year term of the Majlis – parliament or legislature – was yet another proof of the Iranian people’s enthusiasm for pillars of the system of popular religious rule governing the country. As usual, the long queues at the ballot boxes in several cities and towns made election officials extend the deadline for casting of votes, from 18 to 23:30 hours.

  • Leader: Participation in parliamentary polls ensures Iran’s peace & progress (3)

    Feb 20, 2020 09:15

    Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a meeting with people from various walks of life on February 5 emphasized the importance of elections that are regularly held in Iran and said the people’s participation in the 11th parliamentary polls to be held on February 21 ensures the country’s peace and progress.

  • Leader: Participation in parliamentary polls ensures Iran’s peace & progress (2)

    Feb 19, 2020 10:53

    Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a meeting with people from various walks of life on February 5 emphasized the importance of elections that are regularly held in Iran and said the people’s participation in the 11th parliamentary polls to be held on February 21 ensures the country’s peace and progress.

  • The Majlis: Religious minorities elect own representatives

    Feb 19, 2020 10:48

    Iran is among countries where people of different religious inclinations live in peaceful coexistence and work for national interests. As a matter of fact, the constitution of the Islamic Republic not only guarantees full rights to followers of different monotheistic creeds on the basis of human dignity, but grants them the right to elect representatives of their own faith to the Majlis, that is, the parliament or the Legislative Branch of the Government.

  • The Majlis: Elections involve different political currents

    Feb 18, 2020 09:49

    In the Islamic Republic of Iran, elections are among the manifestations of the country system of popular religious rule and the symbol of people’s right to determine the affairs of the nation by casting votes for the candidates of their choice having different viewpoints and belonging to various political currents within the framework of the constitution.

  • The Majlis: Election of the most qualified candidates

    Feb 17, 2020 15:14

    In Iran, as per the Constitution, the Majlis or the Parliament which is an elected body, is the Legislature that is in charge of the lawmaking process for smooth functioning of the government, along with the two other branches, that is, the Executive and the Judiciary.Elections in Iran are based on a number of criteria which are taken into consideration as of the registration of nominees until the study of their conditions and approval of eligibility by the legal sources.

  • The Majlis: A solid bond between the people and officials

    Feb 16, 2020 19:29

    Elections have been emphasized as a fundamental principle in the Islamic Republic of Iran's Constitution. On this basis, ever since the establishment of the Islamic system of government which took place in April 1979 on the basis of a nationwide referendum; some forty elections have been held over the past four decades in various forms, such as the Parliament, the Presidency, the Assembly of Experts, and the Urban and Rural Councils.

  • The Majlis: High rate of turnout in Iran’s elections

    Feb 15, 2020 13:39

    The Islamic Republic of Iran maintains one of the most effective and democratic political and electoral systems in the world. As a matter of fact, election is the main pillar of the system of popular religious rule in Iran; hence, people's participation in elections is important, and is one of the benchmarks of legitimacy of the Islamic Republic.

  • The Majlis: Terms of registration & approval of candidates

    Feb 14, 2020 08:19

    The 11th parliamentary election and the first by-elections for the 5th term of Assembly of Experts will be held nationwide on February 21. The election of lawmakers, similar to other elections, requires a number of preliminary measures and means; the precise implementation of which assists and contributes toward holding better elections, and the election of the most qualified runners for parliament.

  • The Majlis: Run-up to the 11th legislative elections

    Feb 13, 2020 08:36

    In Iran, as per the constitution, the Majlis or the Parliament which is an elected body, is the Legislature that is in charge of the lawmaking process for smooth functioning of the government, along with the two other branches, that is, the Executive and the Judiciary. In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the national affairs are administered through the people's votes. According to Article 62 of the Constitution, the Majlis is made up of the elected representatives of the Iranian people.