Eighth Parliamentary Election
|Date of Election||14 March 2008|
|Number of Eligible Voters||43,824,254|
|Number of Actual Voters||24,279,717|
|Voter Turnout (%)||55.40|
|Number of Precincts||207|
|Number of Candidates Needed||290|
|Number of Candidates Registered to Run||7,597 (1)|
|Number of Candidates Allowed to Run ||4,476 (2)|
|Percentage of Candidates Allowed to Run||58.92% (3)|
|Number of Female Candidates Registered to Run||590|
|Number of Female Candidates Elected||8|
Iranian Ministry of Interior (www.moi.ir)
1. “About 44 million Iranians eligible to vote on March 14,” Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), 11 March 2008.
2. “Tablighat-e 4476 Namzad-e Vorood be Majles-e Hashtom Aghaz Shod,” Fars News Agency, 6 March 2008.
3. Kaveh-Cyrus Sanandaji, “The Eighth Majlis Elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran: A Division in Conservative Ranks and the Politics of Moderation,” Iranian Studies, vol. 42, no. 4 (September 2009), p. 629.
4. Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliament in 2008. The Year in Perspective”, available at http://www.ipu.org/pdf/publications/wmn08-e.pdf
– 590 females registered to run, 585 were approved and of these 8 were actually elected.
– 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||544,119||405,254||74.48|
|Sistan and Baluchestan||1,198,966||804,384||67.09|
|Kohgiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad||403,111||353,090||87.59|