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Controversy Engulfs Multiple Iran’s Female Lawmakers

By Fereshteh Sadeghi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. It has only been three weeks since Iran held landmark parliamentary elections, yet several controversies have already arisen over remarks made by both an incoming female lawmaker and a veteran member of parliament. Meanwhile, […]

Video: After the Elections: What’s Next for Iran?

From The Legatum Institute. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Legatum Institute‘s ‘Iran Series’ hosted a panel discussion that analysed the results of the country’s recent elections and what to expect next. Speakers included: Sanam Vakil, lecturer in Middle East Studies, […]

After Elections, is Rouhani’s Economy Minister now Safe?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. With the majority of election results counted, officials from President Hassan Rouhani’s administration are looking forward to working with a parliament that — while it continues to include conservatives — has excluded many of […]

How much Change do Iranians Really Want?

Wash, rinse, repeat. If you’re a politician in Iran running for election or re-election, your best bet is to have the endorsement of Khatami. Mohammad Khatami, that is. In another era, Khatami was twice elected president, but today he is banned from leaving the country and his name and face are banned from the domestic […]

Video: Rouhani says Voters Chose ‘Right and Proper Path’

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian voters chose “the right and proper path for the country”, moderate President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday after final election results showed his allies had made significant gains.

Women Win Big in Iran’s Parliamentary Elections

By Narges Bajoghli, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Islamic Republic’s 10th parliamentary elections have yielded a significant victory not only for Reformists, but also for women pushing for change in Iranian society. While the final nationwide results are not expected until March […]

Elections: Reformists make Gains

Moderates and reformists have reportedly won all but one of the seats for Tehran in the Assembly of Experts. According to a report from BBC News, President Hassan Rouhani and his allies won 15 out of the capital’s 16 seats on the clerical body, which may choose the country’s next supreme leader, to succeed Ayatollah Ali […]

Iran Announces Plans for Social Media Monitoring

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace announces plans for social media monitoring The Feb. 26 parliamentary elections are the first elections to take place in Iran during which Telegram will be, by far, the most-used […]

Iranians go to the Polls

Iranians went to the polls on Friday in the most closely watched elections in Iran for over a decade. With a population of 80-million, the country has approximately 55 million eligible voters, 1,063 constituencies, and 52,000 polling stations. We’ll keep you informed of results as they become available. Picture: President Rouhani casting his vote.

Is BBC Persian Meddling in Iranian Elections?

By a correspondent in Tehran, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Is BBC Persian Meddling in Iranian Elections? In the coming days, Iran will be holding elections for its Assembly of Experts, and as such, every side is maneuvering to gain as many […]

Why this Iranian Election is More Important than ever

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Why this election of Iran’s Assembly of Experts is more important than ever The elections for Iran’s Assembly of Experts will coincide with the Feb. 26 parliamentary elections. Considering the age of the current […]

Video: Conservatives Rally Supporters Ahead of Elections

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran is preparing for two crucial elections later this week. One is for a new parliament and the other for a body that will elect the next supreme leader. Hardliners and conservatives face […]

Video: Reformists hold Rally on First Campaign Day

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian reformists and moderate candidates held a rally on Thursday in Tehran on the first official day of campaigning for next week’s elections:

Iranians Gear Up for Parliamentary Elections

By Rohollah Faghihi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Over the past year, Iranian conservatives have strenuously sought to reach consensus on how to win the parliamentary elections scheduled for Feb. 26. Prior to that, moderate and hard-line factions had fought each other […]

Demystifying Iran’s Election Process

On 26th February, Iranians will begin the process of electing their tenth parliament. The electoral process remains a mystery to many, but the Brookings Institution has prepared these useful guides to Iranian electoral system: Demystifying Iran’s parliamentary election process Everything you need to know about Iran’s Assembly of Experts election (Source: Brookings Institution) (Picture credit: […]

Rouhani calls for More Iranian Women to ‘Lean in’ to Politics

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani encouraged greater female participation in politics and culture at a conference Feb. 8 titled “Women, Moderation and Development.” Rouhani said that women’s rights in Iran have come a long way […]

Grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini Loses Election Appeal

By John Lee. The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, has lost an appeal to be allowed to stand in this month’s election in Iran. Hassan Khomeini (43), a reformist and an ally of President Hassan Rouhani, had hoped to stand as a candidate for the Assembly of Experts, but was banned […]

UN calls on Iran to Stop Intimidating Journalists

UN experts call on Iran to stop intimidating journalists ahead of parliamentary elections The authorities in Iran should stop arresting, prosecuting and harassing journalists and online activists, and provide a safe space for freedom of expression as the country prepares for parliamentary elections early next year, UN human rights experts said today. “Increasing intimidation of […]