Sixth Parliamentary Election
|Date of Election||18 February 2000|
|Number of Eligible Voters||38,726,431|
|Number of Actual Voters||26,082,157|
|Voter Turnout (%)||67.35|
|Number of Precincts||207|
|Number of Candidates Needed||290|
|Number of Candidates Registered to Run||6,853|
|Number of Candidates Allowed to Run (1)||5,742|
|Percentage of Candidates Allowed to Run||83.78%|
|Number of Female Candidates Registered to Run||504|
|Number of Female Candidates Elected||13|
Iranian Ministry of Interior (www.moi.ir).
For Data on Number of Candidate Allowed to Run and Percentage of Candidates Allowed to Run: Markaz-e Asnad-e Enghelab Eslami (www.irdc.ir).
For Data on Female Candidates: Tahereh Pour-Ardeshir,”Gozaresh-e Khaneh-e Mellat az Naqsh-e Zanan-e Qanungozar dar Keshvar,” 6 April 2008.
Iran’s Guardian Council has the constitutional right to suspend elections in certain towns and provinces under the pretext that they may cause unrest. In this election, the Council suspended the voting procses in 10 Wards. In Tehran alone, the Guardian Council declared 534 ballot boxes, totaling 726,266 votes, to be invalid. The invalidation of so many votes, amounting to 25 percent of all votes cast in the capital, resulted in dramatic changes in the candidates’ rankings. For instance, two conservative candidates, ʿAli-Akbar Hāšemi Rafsanjāni and Ḡolām-ʿAli Ḥaddād ʿĀdel, who had fought a losing battle before the cancellation, advanced to the 20th and 28th places, i.e., to the rank of those elected to parliament.
There is no public data on the number of female candidates allowed to run.
(1) Candidates submitting their candidacy are first vetted by the Ministry of Interior and then by the Guardian Council. The number we show under `candidates allowed to run` represents the number of candidates allowed to run after the vetting processes by both the Ministry of Interior and the Guardian Council are completed.
Breakdown of Votes Based on Province
|Province||Eligible Voters||Votes||Turnout (percent)|
|Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari||471,709||405,866||86.04|
|Sistan and Baluchestan||916,752||630,638||68.79|
|Kohgiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad||319,748||308,577||96.51|