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Iranian local elections, 2013

Iranian local elections, 2013

14 June 2013

1,231 councils
207,587 councilors
Alliance Conservatives Reformists Moderates
Last election 52% 36% 0%
Councils 861 246 123
Councils +/– Decrease 39 Decrease 79 Increase 123
Councillors 871,865 892,624 311,380
Councillors +/– Decrease 768,943 Increase 795767 Increase 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]


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.[4][5]


The councils have 124,700 original members; with the allowance members, it reaches to 207,587 members.[6] This is different from the previous election.[7]

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.[8] The candidates can began their publicity from 6 June and it will be end 24 hours before the election.[9] According to Interior Minister, Mostafa Mohammad Najjar a number of 352,165 persons have enrollment.[10]

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.[11] Conservatives won 18 and Reformists 13 seats in Tehran City Council.[12] 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.

See also


  1. ^ the date of the local election have announced
  2. ^ City Councils law Ministry of Interior
  3. ^ Iran’s city councils candidates start campaigns for June vote Press TV, 7 June 2013
  4. ^ The date of registrations of the 2013 local elections Khoorna
  5. ^ The registrations date will not renewed 118 Khabar
  6. ^ The end of the time for 207,587 seats
  7. ^ Changes at the 2013 elections
  8. ^ Electoral voted in 14 provinces
  9. ^ in the local elections 2013Z to AFrom
  10. ^ 352,166 persons entered to the elections, from 25 to 100 years old
  11. ^ اصولگرایان پیروز انتخابات شوراها در مراکز 30 استان
  12. ^ جزئیات منتخبان دوره چهارم شورای شهر تهران+جدول Pars News

External links

  • Iran Electoral Archive
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