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    * Iranian City and Village Councils elections, 2013 *

    انتخابات شوراهای شهر وروستای ایران، 2013م

    (Wikipedia) - Iranian local elections, 2013   (Redirected from Iranian City and Village Councils elections, 2013) Iranian local elections, 2013
    2006 ← 14 June 2013 → 2017
    1,231 councils 207,587 councilors Leader Alliance Last election Councils Councils +/– Councillors Councillors +/–
    Mehdi Chamran Mohsen Hashemi Mohammad-Ali Najafi
    Conservatives Reformists Moderates
    52% 36% 0%
    861 246 123
    39 79 123
    871,865 892,624 311,380
    768,943 795767 311,380

    The Iranian local elections took place on 14 June 2013 to elected members of the fourth council of the City and Village Councils of Iran. This election was held by a general election with presidential election. The original date of the election was in June 2010 but Parliament of Iran voted to increase age of the councils from 4 to 7 years. The councils will began their work one month after the election to elect the new mayors. Officials said special inspectors have been charged with monitoring more than 67,000 polling stations nationwide. Over 200,000 candidates have been qualified to run for both city and rural council seats. More than 126,000 seats are up for grab in the elections.



    The city and village councils are local establishments that are elected by public vote in all cities and villages across the country. Council members in each city or village are elected for a four-year term. The councils are tasked with helping the Islamic Republic’s social, economic, cultural and educational advancement by encouraging public participation in social affairs. The city councils also elects city mayors.


    The registration of candidates was toke place from 15 to 20 April 2013. The Guardian Council was announced the final candidates on 16 May 2013. The candidates that failed to entered to the election had a four days timeout for protest.


    The councils have 124,700 original members; with the allowance members, it reaches to 207,587 members. This is different from the previous election.

    Population Num. of members Note
    20,000 or less 5 (original) +2 (allowance)
    20, 000 to 50,000 7 + 3
    50,000 to 100,000 9 + 4
    100,000 to 200,000 11 + 5
    200,000 to 500,000 13 + 6
    50,000 to 1,000,000 15 + 7
    1,000,000 to 2,000,000 21 + 8
    2,000,000 or more 25 + 10
    Tehran 31 + 12
    Election summary

    Ministry of Interior have announced that election will be held by electoral vote in fourteen provinces. The candidates can began their publicity from 6 June and it will be end 24 hours before the election. According to Interior Minister, Mostafa Mohammad Najjar a number of 352,165 persons have enrollment.

    Age average Age  % Note
    25-35 39.0%
    36-40 18.5%
    41-45 14.8%
    46-50 10.5%
    51-55 7.9%
    56-60 4.7%
    61-65 2.2%
    66-70 1.2%
    70 or more 1.1%
    By provinces Province Number Note
    Alborz 19,072
    Ardabil 5,800
    Azerbaijan, East 11,400
    Azerbaijan, West 12,894
    Bushehr 3,314
    Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari 986
    Fars 16,492
    Gilan 1,360
    Golestan 8,534
    Hamedan 6,300
    Hormozgān 8,738
    Ilam 2,524
    Isfahan 10,185
    Kerman 14,958
    Kermanshah 8,635
    Khorasan, North 5,405
    Khorasan, Razavi 17,740
    Khorasan, South 5,781
    Khuzestan 4,290
    Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,402
    Kurdistan 7,066
    Lorestan 19,072
    Markazi 6,062
    Mazandaran 10,790
    Qazvin 4,481
    Qom 1,300
    Semnan 2,751
    Sistan and Baluchistan 15,250
    Tehran 26,698
    Yazd 3,378
    Zanjan 4,307

    Conservatives won 70% of the councils, while Reformists won 21% of them. Newly Moderates also won 9% of the councils. Conservatives won 18 and Reformists 13 seats in Tehran City Council. Conservatives also won most of the seats in Mashhad, Isfahan, Qom, Shiraz, Yazd and Ahvaz, while Reformists won Tabriz, Kerman, Rasht, Hamedan and Karaj. Moderates won only Ardabil and Semnan between major cities councils.

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