2013 Presidential Election

Data in this category include election data, statements made by various individuals and institutions regarding the elections, and videos of the nominees’ televised debates.

Date of Election 14 June 2013
Number of Eligible Voters 48,288,799
Number of Actual Voters 36,821,538
Voter Turnout (%) 76.25
Number of Candidates Registered to Run  686
Number of Candidates Allowed to Run (1)  8
Percentage of Candidates Allowed to Run  1.1%
Election Winner Hassan Ruhani
Number and Percentage of Votes Received by Winner 18,692,500 (50.60%)
First Runner-Up Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf
First Runner-Up Number and Percentage of Votes Received 6,077,292 (16.55%)
Margin of Victory by the Winner 34.5%
Names and Votes of Other Candidates Said Jalili,  4,168,946 (11.28%)

Mohsen Rezai,  3,884,412  (10.51%)

Ali Akbar Velayati,  2,268,753 (6.14%)

Mohammad Gharazi,  446,015  (1.20%)

Invalid Votes 1,245,409 (3.37%)

Sources:

http://www.moi.ir/Portal/Home/ShowPage.aspx?Object=News&CategoryID=cc1955c9-7610-428d-b15c-fafc947cc884&WebPartID=47942904-35b9-4ecc-bfc4-4d6d3bee26d8&ID=ab52b9a8-e2a6-41e4-bbcc-15665125a6b2

The data was published by the Ministry of Interior and was accessed on 20 June 2013.

Notes:

Only 4.3 percent (30 of the 686) candidates who registered for the 2013 presidential election were women.

The total of first time voters in the election was 1,631,206.

A total of 125,000 ballot boxes in 60,000 branches were collected inside the country and 290 branches outside Iran.

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)
East Azerbaijan  2,562,143  1,888,631 73.71
West Azerbaijan  2,033,047  1,407,307 69.22
Ardabil  875,201  654,059 74.73
Esfahan  3,026,322  2,316,526 76.55
Alborz  1,384,028  1,052,920 76.08
Ilam  387,452  325,683 84.06
Bushehr  612,046  533,998 87.25
Tehran  7,475,549  5,091,607 68.11
Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari  613,925  485,967 79.16
South Khorasan  491,335  438,686 89.28
Razavi Khorasan  3,784,659  3,028,820 80.03
North Khorasan  553,237  489,348 88.45
Khuzestan  3,048,268  2,042,521 67.01
Zanjan  681,586  578,257 84.84
Semnan  446,081  361,205 80.97
Sistan and Baluchestan  1,381,195  1,070,334 77.49
Fars  2,977,507  2,290,056 76.91
Qazvin  788,319  652,080 82.72
Qom  663,031  543,627 81.99
Kurdistan  1,025,418  660,631 64.43
Kerman  1,810,772  1,474,600 81.43
Kermanshah  1,329,607  994,747 74.82
Kohgiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad  460,155  329,672 71.64
Golestan  1,145,281  937,242 81.84
Gilan  1,654,712  1,402,229 84.74
Lorestan  1,228,422  872,676 71.04
Mazandaran  2,000,205  1,923,966 96.19
Markazi  913,258  730,808 80.02
Hormozgan  985,485  786,905 79.85
Hamadan  1,337,324  924,231 69.11
Yazd  613,229  532,199 86.79
Iran and abroad (total)  48,288,799  36,821,538 76.25

– More on Election Data can be found here

– Links to Televised Debates can be found here