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Iranian Elections 2016

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Iranian General elections are almost here. Iranians will vote for Members of Parliament and Majlis both. Lets discuss everything related to elections here.

i will start with 2 articles.

Iranian Elections Kick off, Imam Khamenei Urges High Turnout
 

Iranians start voting the country Friday in over 1,063 constituencies for the fifth round of the Assembly of Experts and the tenth parliamentary elections.

Polling started in Iran at 8 am local time (04:30 GMT) in over 52,000 polling stations nationwide, IRNA news agency reported, adding that some 54,915, 024 Iranians are eligible to participate in the event.Imam Khamenei casts ballot in Iran elections

Casting ballots will continue till 18:00 local time and will be extended, if deemed necessary.

As he cast his ballot, The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, urged all those who love Iran to take part in the vote.

“I advise people from all walks of life to partake in these elections,” said Imam Khamenei.

The elections are of prime importance and all Iranians who love their country should go to the polling stations and cast their ballots as the elections bring the country glory and dignity, IRNA quoted the supreme leader as saying.

Currently, the Parliament has 290 representatives fourteen of whom represent non-Muslim religious minorities. Women constitute about eight percent of the Parliament members. 

A total of 4,844 candidates, including about 500 women, who have been qualified from amongst 12,000 registered candidates by the Guardian Council, are taking part in the competition today to occupy parliamentary seats. At least 21 people will vie for each seat in the legislature.

The elected candidates will serve from May 3, 2016 for a four-year term.

 

Facts You Should Know about Iranian Elections

 

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Just voted. Insha'Allah, as surveys have predicted, there will be a good turnout and also results, and once again the enemies and their media that always discourage Iranian people from voting will be disappointed.

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Facts You Should Know about Iranian Elections

Iranians are going to the polls on Friday to vote in two crucial elections after a week of campaigning by candidates. 

Voting for the 290-seat Parliament (Majlis) and the 88-member Assembly of Experts will be held simultaneously. Around 55 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the two elections. The highest number of voters is in the capital of Tehran reaching 8,475,000.

As many as 4,844 candidates, including about 500 women, are competing for a place in the Parliament, head of the Interior Ministry's election headquarters Mohammad Hussein Moqimi said on Thursday.

The week-long campaigns of the candidates officially ended at 08:00 a.m. local time (04:30 GMT) on Thursday, 24 hours before the beginning of the votes.

Polls will open at 04:30 GMT and are scheduled to close at 14:30 GMT but voting could be extended if required.

Every citizen aging 18 years is eligible to cast his/her vote.

On Wednesday, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said some of the candidates had pulled out.

"It now leaves around 17 people competing for each parliamentary seat," he said.

More than 52,000 constituencies have been set by the executive bodies in all parts of the country, and they may reach 53,000. 120,000 ballot boxes are also expected to be set for both elections.

Moreover, at least one million people are managing the election process, starting by the preliminary arrangements more than 10 months ago.

Around 250 members of the Internal Security Forces are expected to secure the elections in 53,000 polling center and 110,000 ballot boxes across Iran, in addition to 18 helicopters and 8 drones.

470 foreign and Arab journalists from 29 different countries will cover Friday's elections.

Ahead of the voting, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei warned against enemy plots to infiltrate the elections, calling on the nation to remain vigilant.

“The nation neither wants a pro-government parliament nor an anti-government one,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

"They want a courageous and devout parliament that knows its duties and is not intimidated by the United States," the Leader added.

Iran’s President Sheikh Hassan Rouhani texted mobile phone users urging them to vote, saying participation was needed "to build the future of the country with plenty of hope."

In their campaigns, candidates zeroed in on economic topics, including unemployment, economic growth, and recession. The official unemployment rate stands at 10 percent and inflation hovers around 15 percent.

Members of Parliament generally break into two main blocs, those who support a reformist agenda and those who are conservatives.

Reformists are vying for seats under the leadership of Mohammed Reza Aref, a former vice president, while the main conservative faction in the elections is headed by Gholamali Hadad Adel, a former parliament speaker.

As many as 161 other candidates are running for the Assembly of Experts. Members of the Assembly serve eight-year terms while MPs are elected every four years.

 

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Its rigged pre determined just like states . You vote if you know the person and it benefits you this khameini calls himself imam etc has done  nothing for its people except wishing death to America but don't mind getting free American money.. 

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24 minutes ago, Jaffery15 said:

Its rigged pre determined just like states . You vote if you know the person and it benefits you this khameini calls himself imam etc has done  nothing for its people except wishing death to America but don't mind getting free American money.. 

So knowledge, very insight, much accuracy

Wow

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On 2/26/2016 at 3:24 AM, AnaAmmar1 said:

:bismillah:

Iranian General elections are almost here. Iranians will vote for Members of Parliament and Majlis both. Lets discuss everything related to elections here.

i will start with 2 articles.

Iranian Elections Kick off, Imam Khamenei Urges High Turnout
 

Iranians start voting the country Friday in over 1,063 constituencies for the fifth round of the Assembly of Experts and the tenth parliamentary elections.

Polling started in Iran at 8 am local time (04:30 GMT) in over 52,000 polling stations nationwide, IRNA news agency reported, adding that some 54,915, 024 Iranians are eligible to participate in the event.Imam Khamenei casts ballot in Iran elections

Casting ballots will continue till 18:00 local time and will be extended, if deemed necessary.

As he cast his ballot, The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, urged all those who love Iran to take part in the vote.

“I advise people from all walks of life to partake in these elections,” said Imam Khamenei.

The elections are of prime importance and all Iranians who love their country should go to the polling stations and cast their ballots as the elections bring the country glory and dignity, IRNA quoted the supreme leader as saying.

Currently, the Parliament has 290 representatives fourteen of whom represent non-Muslim religious minorities. Women constitute about eight percent of the Parliament members. 

A total of 4,844 candidates, including about 500 women, who have been qualified from amongst 12,000 registered candidates by the Guardian Council, are taking part in the competition today to occupy parliamentary seats. At least 21 people will vie for each seat in the legislature.

The elected candidates will serve from May 3, 2016 for a four-year term.

 

Facts You Should Know about Iranian Elections

 

wait wait wait, is this a democratic system? i mean the voting system is a democratic system right? or what system does iran follow, im curious to know

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 Voting is so fun in Iran :)you literally just go to the local school or Masjed that's walking distance and provide a copy of your ID and that's it.

It's not like there's a whole pre-voter registration process with specific voter booths that you go to in a few designated places.

Inshallah Kheyr....

@kamyar If you get the chance, give us an insider update :)

 

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2 hours ago, Sumayyeh said:

 Voting is so fun in Iran :)you literally just go to the local school or Masjed that's walking distance and provide a copy of your ID and that's it.

It's not like there's a whole pre-voter registration process with specific voter booths that you go to in a few designated places.

Inshallah Kheyr....

@kamyar If you get the chance, give us an insider update :)

 

Lol that's cool, same in Mexico. You just go to the nearest school (walking distance too) give ur ID and that's it! It's so confusing here in the US I don't understand how they do their voting -_- sounds complicated. 

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Turnout: At least 60 percent of eligible voters took part in the elections.

The following are the results (both verified and unverified) so far (70 percent of votes), but I don't think it is going to change significantly:

Khobregan:

 While in Tehran Hashemi Rafsanjani and Rouhani are leading, in other provinces, majority of the candidates who exclusively were supported by Hashemi (Khobregane Mardom list) didn't succeed. In other words, almost all the elected candidates are among those who were supported by Principlists (Jame-e Modaresin list). 

Parliament:

Principlists has gained about 50-60 percent of votes. Also, about 10-20 percent of elected are independents most of whom are inclined to the principlists. Reformists and those who are close to Rouhani administration have gained about 30 percent of votes.

16 hours ago, hasanhh said:

Question: A factoid on the news said that until 2008 the voting age in IRl was 15. What is the current age and why was it changed?

Currently it's 18. They changed, maybe because they thought people under 18 (15-18) can't decide properly in order to choose a good candidate and they may be easily affected? I personally don't think so. I remember Ahmadi nejad tried to change it to 15 once again, but it wasn't accepted by parliament. Anyways, I cast my votes when I was 15-18!

Edited by kamyar

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نتایج اولیه انتخابات مجلس شورای اسلامی در تهران ازمجموع 1293817 رای: 

1- محمدرضا عارف با 587133 رای
2- علی مطهری با 515654رای
3- علیرصا محجوب با 470722 رای
4- سهیلا جلودارزاده با 464838 رای
5- الیاس حضرتی با 451171 رای
6- کاظم جلالی با 436698 رای
7- غلامعلی حداد عادل با 435974 رای
8- فریده اولاد قباد با 433842 رای
9- محمدرضا بادامچی با 431385رای
10- مصطفی کواکبیان با 422351 رای
11- سیده فاطمه حسینی با 419331 رای
12- پروانه سلحشوری با 412468 رای
13- ابوالفضل سروش با 410233 رای
14- غلامرضا حیدری با 409472 رای
15- علی نوبخت حقیقی با 407057 رای
16- فاطمه سعیدی با 405551 رای
17- مهدی شیخ با 405340 رای
18- محمدعلی وکیلی با 403849 رای
19- بهروز نعمتی با 410792 رای
20- پروانه مافی با 401442 رای
21- محمود صادقی با 400469 رای
22- فاطمه ذوالقدر با 395313 رای
23- محمدرضا نجفی با 391495 رای
24- محمدرضا فتحی با 387702 رای
25- سسید فرید موسوی با 387338 رای
26- طیبه سیاوشی شاه عنایتی با 387242 رای
27- احمد مازنی با 386043 رای
28- داود محمدی با 385617 رای
29- محسن علیجانی با 384965 رای
30- علیرضا رحیمی با 381426 رای
31- عبدالرضا هاشم‌زانی با 370995 رای
32- مرتضی آقاتهرانی با 360133 رای
33- سید محمدحسن ابوترابی فرد با 352695 رای
34- مرضیه وحیددستجردی با 349718 رای
35- احمد توکلی با 342236 رای
36- بیژن نوباوه وطن با 314758 رای
37- فاطمه رهبر با 313296 رای
38- علیرضا زاکانی با 310135 رای
39- یحیی آل اسحاق با 307949 رای
40- مهرداد بذرپاش با 307730رای
41- فاطمه آلیا با 306470 رای
42- لاله افتخاری با 301613 رای
43- مجتب یرحماندوست با 296950 رای
44- محمد سلیمانی با 294022 رای
45- غلامرضا مصباحی مقدم با 290603 رای
46- الیاس نادران با 290234 رای
47- حسین مظفر با 289861 رای
48- پرویز داودی با 288281 رای
49- زهره الهیان با 286067 رای
50- اسماعیل کوثری با 283951 رای
@Rajanews_com

Front 3 runners in Tehran based on votes:

1. Mohammad Reza aref

2. Ali Motaharri (Ya Khoda...Mage radde salaheyat nashode bood?)

3. Ali Reza Mahboob

4. Soheila Jelodarzadeh...

I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how many woman are front runners 

Edited by Sumayyeh

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Hello,

"Reformist" make gains against what many would call a stacked deck.

Rouhani And Reformers Wins Big in First Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Election - The World Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rouhani-and-reformers-wins-big-in-first-irans-post-nuclear-deal-election_us_56d2e76ce4b0bf0dab326d46

Power shifts through votes auspicious: Speaker Larijani - PressTV

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/02/28/452834/Iran-Parliament-Larijani-elections-power-shift

"But they plan, and God plans.  And God is the best of planners." (Quran 8:30)

All the Best,

David

 

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2 hours ago, David66 said:

Hello,

"Reformist" make gains against what many would call a stacked deck.

Rouhani And Reformers Wins Big in First Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Election - The World Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rouhani-and-reformers-wins-big-in-first-irans-post-nuclear-deal-election_us_56d2e76ce4b0bf0dab326d46

Power shifts through votes auspicious: Speaker Larijani - PressTV

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/02/28/452834/Iran-Parliament-Larijani-elections-power-shift

"But they plan, and God plans.  And God is the best of planners." (Quran 8:30)

All the Best,

David

 

 

Rouhani and Reformists won in Tehran, and pretty much just Tehran, which was expected. Majority of Parliament was won by Conservatives. Same goes for Assembly. 

"But they plan, and God plans.  And God is the best of planners." (Quran 8:30)

 

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2 hours ago, repenter said:

 

Rouhani and Reformists won in Tehran, and pretty much just Tehran, which was expected. Majority of Parliament was won by Conservatives. Same goes for Assembly. 

"But they plan, and God plans.  And God is the best of planners." (Quran 8:30)

 

Here's a cartoon to help some people understand...blue shirt: reformists

green shirt: conservatives

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7 hours ago, Enlightened Follower said:

Salam,

I want to know if the term "moderates/reformist" is a Western invention or if it has a basis in Iranian politics.

It falls on the side of "invention". When you read frmr President's  Ayat. Khamenei writings and those of Ayat. Khomeini you can find little difference. Khamenei has a western Ph.D in history or philosophy or something in addition to his clerical studies and so some of the "Western Questions" he answers with different wording.

Explanatory Example: Ask the same question to both. Ayat. Khomeneini would give a clerical citation -hadith, Quran, previous opinions(fatwa). Ayat. Khamenei will answer concurrently or in sameness to Khomeini in a way more in the manner of a college seminar.

"Conservatives", to add to this, are always suspicious of any Western gov't; and the "Conservative" women (practicing muslimas) are all for education and such but do not want to be -or see their daughters be-  as trashy as the Western girls.

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6 hours ago, hasanhh said:

It falls on the side of "invention". When you read frmr President's  Ayat. Khamenei writings and those of Ayat. Khomeini you can find little difference. Khamenei has a western Ph.D in history or philosophy or something in addition to his clerical studies and so some of the "Western Questions" he answers with different wording.

Explanatory Example: Ask the same question to both. Ayat. Khomeneini would give a clerical citation -hadith, Quran, previous opinions(fatwa). Ayat. Khamenei will answer concurrently or in sameness to Khomeini in a way more in the manner of a college seminar.

"Conservatives", to add to this, are always suspicious of any Western gov't; and the "Conservative" women (practicing muslimas) are all for education and such but do not want to be -or see their daughters be-  as trashy as the Western girls.

I personally think to a certain extent Iranians have become more hardworking and independent after having sanctions imposed on them by the West. They are one of the few people who work harder under pressure and produced more science degrees than Turkey which has good relations with the West.

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