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Regulations For Second Parliament Elections

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July, 1, 1909 A.D.:
Regulations For Second Parliament Elections

By: Mir M.Hosseini

Second election regulations also called 2 phase elections were approved according to which more civil participation was foreseen. All voters should own a property worth al least 250 Tomans, or their taxes paid be above 10 Tomans or they should have a yearly income of 50 Tomans or they should be educated. Moreover the number of representatives became 120 down from the original 156 and elections were held in 30 electoral regions. Voters minimum age dropped from 25 to 20 but still women could not vote. In phase one, people with highest votes were to gather and hold another election among themselves.

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