Iran’s elections: by the numbers | Election News


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.

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