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Guide: How Iran is ruled

Posted by alanmirs on March 8, 2011


Click below to find out more about Iran’s complex political system.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8051750.stm

 

 

Iran

ELECTORATE

Young women campaign for President Ahdmadinejad
Turnout has fallen from 80% in 1997 to 60% in 2005

Of a total population of about 65 million, more than 46 million people – all those over 18 – are eligible to vote. Young people constitute a large part of the electorate with about 50% of voters being under 30.

Voter turnout hit a record high at 80% in the 1997 elections which delivered a landslide victory for reformist President Mohammad Khatami. Women and young people were key to the vote.

But with disillusionment growing, only about 60% of the electorate voted in the final round of the 2005 election which brought hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8051750.stm

 

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