Pre-election Analysis

IRAN Elections to the Islamic Consultative Assembly, February 2016

On February 26th the first round of the 10th legislative elections to designate the 290 members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majles-e Shura-ye Eslami), which is convened every four years, will take place. These will happen together with the 5th elections of the Assembly of Experts (Majles-e Khobregan-e Rahbari), institution formed by 86 clerics,which has the attribution of appointing, confirming and even dismissing the Spiritual Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This pre-electoral analysis will focus on the Islamic Consultative Assembly (ICA) legislative elections, leaving for a forthcoming analysis all related to the Assembly of Experts (AoE).