On May 19, Iranians will go to the polls to elect their next president and members of city and village councils. If no candidate receives a majority (50% plus one) in the presidential election, the top two candidates will compete in a runoff election. The presidential election will be closely watched around the world, with implications for a number of important global issues.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Iran: 2017 Presidential and Municipal Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- What is the Guardian Council, and what is its mandate in Iran’s electoral process?
- What electoral system is used in Iran?
- Who can stand as a presidential candidate?
- What are the rules for campaigning?