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Iran to hold Parliamentary elections

10:48, Friday, 01 March, 2024
Iran to hold Parliamentary elections

Iran is set to hold elections for its parliament and its Assembly of Experts, the body tasked with supervising and picking the supreme leader, on March 1. But while the elections held under the Islamic Republic have never been free or fair, the 2024 elections are the most restricted polls in decades—perhaps even in the history of the Islamic Republic.
     Two separate polls are being held — one for members of a new legislature, and the other for the Assembly of Experts, a key body tasked with selecting the Islamic republic’s supreme leader.
     Iran holds elections for parliament every four years and for the Assembly of Experts every eight years. In a country estimated to have an 85 million people, around 61 million are eligible to vote.

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