Iranian legislative election, 2000

Iranian legislative election, 2000
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All 290 seats of Islamic Consultative Assembly
146 seats needed for a majority
Registered 38,726,388 [1]
Turnout 69.27%
  First party Second party
Alliance Reformists Principlists
Seats won 195≈222 54≈74
Electoral list 2nd of Khordad Followers of the Line of Imam and Leader
Alliance Nationalist-Religious
Seats won 2

Speaker before election

Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri
Combatant Clergy

Elected Speaker

Mehdi Karroubi
Combatant Clerics

Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 18 February 2000, with a second round on 5 May. [2] The result was a solid victory for 2nd of Khordad Front and its allies, the reformist supporters of President Mohammad Khatami.


A total of 6,083 candidates contested the elections. [1] 225 of the 290 seats were won in the first round of voting. [1] Registration process took place between 11 and 16 December 1999. [3]

Main reformist coalition lists were "2nd of Khordad Press" and "Coalition of 15 Groups Supporting 2nd of Khordad" (including 11 out of 18 members in the 2nd of Khordad Front) and main principlist coalition was Coalition of Followers of the Line of Imam and Leader. Rest of lists were issued by solitary parties. [4] For the first time Council of Nationalist-Religious Activists of Iran issued an electoral list and was able to win two exclusive seats ( Alireza Rajaei in Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr and Rahman Kargosha in Arak, Komijan and Khondab) but the Guardian Council declared their votes "voided". [5]