Getting Through the Filter: Election Candidate Qualifications Since 1980

Iran’s Guardian Council is responsible for vetting candidates for election to Majlis and the Assembly of Experts, and it has a long history of exercising this power since the Revolution in 1979. We put together this infographic for every election going back to 1980, including contextual information for each round of candidate qualifications. Check it out to get a sense of the broader history of candidate approval and disapproval – an extremely important element of the Islamic Republic’s electoral process.

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