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Iran Parliamentary Elections

Iran's Latest Election Puts Rouhani Supporters in Charge of Parliament

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Negar Mortazavi

From opposing the nuclear negotiations to impeaching key ministers, parliament made it increasingly difficult for Rouhani to fully realize his moderate political agenda -- until now.

Key Players in the Iranian Elections: Reformists, Celebrities and Social Media

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Negar Mortazavi

Once again the Iranian people used the limited available democratic process, combined with unconventional tools and creative methods, to take another step towards political change. A slow process that started with the election of President Khatami and the birth of the reform movement in the 1990s continued through the 2009 election and post-election resistance, re-emerged in the 2013 election of moderate President Rouhani and again showed up in the two important elections last week. Iranians have been on a slow path to democracy and continue to progress -- with patience and with hope.

The New Iranian Parliament Is Loyal to Khamenei but Advocating for Rouhani

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The message of these elections to global powers is that they should approach Iran with respect rather than with threats and drop anti-Iranian rhetoric. Iranians who went to the voting booths have a palpable sense of the indifference of the West to the existence of democracy and elections in Iran. They know that any claims by the West to respect public participation in Iran loses its credibility, because they see that Western allies in the region have zero democracy.

Hardliners Face Off In Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Zahra Hosseinian TEHRAN, March 2 (Reuters) - Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election expected to rei...

Everything You Need To Know On Iran's Upcoming Elections

AP/Reuters/The Huffington Post | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's name will be nowhere on Friday's ballots. But the voting for parliament seats will be very much about ...

A Feather in the Hawks' Cap: Iran's March Parliamentary Elections

Madison Schramm | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Madison Schramm

By silencing reformist candidates, Tehran's leadership is doing the country a disservice. The biggest threat to Iranian sovereignty isn't domestic dissent, but government repression.