Of the 40 women who registered as candidates, zero women were approved to run for the presidency.
Take a look at some of the figures that explain Iran’s upcoming presidential election:
• More than 59 million eligible voters in Iran, a nation that hosts more than 80 million people
• Seven presidential candidates approved the Council of Guardians of Iran to end 592 registrants, and three later left
• There are zero women out of 40 who registered and approved to run for president
• Four-year term for an elected Iranian president
• Two consecutive terms are the maximum that any Iranian president can serve
• 42% turnout projected by Iran’s student voting agency, which would be at an all-time low amid voter enthusiasm and the coronavirus pandemic
• 73% turnout in Iran’s last presidential election in 2017
• More than 50 percent is the number of votes a leader must win to avoid a second election, and there has only been a second, in 2005, since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
• Voters will occupy six seats for Iran’s Assembly of Experts, which appoints the country’s supreme leader
• Voters in the Iranian parliament will occupy six seats
• Nearly 200,000 seats in town halls across the country will also be selected by voters.